Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Announcing the BioHPC, a new High Performance Computing Laboratory facility in 635 Rhodes Hall, open to the university community for large scale genomic analysis, jointly established by the Computational Biology Service Unit (CBSU) and the Cornell Center for Comparative and Population Genomics (3CPG).
What is the CBSU / 3CPG BioHPC Laboratory for Hands-on Biocomputing?
The BioHPC Laboratory lab is targeted for biologists who want to learn Linux operating system, and do large scale genomic data analysis. The workstations in the lab will also serve as development and test machines for heavy users, to help them to move on to HPC clusters and/or commercial cloud services. The lab is located in 625 Rhodes so as to be adjacent to CBSU staff who can provide guidance and assistance, and its hardware infrastructure includes 3 Linux workstations, 1 Windows workstation and a file server. Preinstalled software specifically targets next generation sequencing data processing and includes BWA, Bowetie, TopHat, Cufflink, Samtools, IGV, GATK, 454 gsAssembler, iAssembler, CBSU RNAseq, Velvet, FASTX, BLAST, BLAT, NextGENe (SoftGenetics), NGen (DNAStar) and GenomeStudio (SoftGenetics). New users must first register with CBSU, and go through initial trainings during weekly office hours.
For more information about the CBSU / 3CPG BioHPC Laboratory please refer to the Lab web pages at http://cbsu.tc.cornell.edu/lab/lab.aspx.
Open House Wed. January 26 from 3:30 - 5:00 pm in 655 Rhodes Hall. Food and refreshments provided.
Short presentations will describe the Lab design and organization, with the Lab tours following.
Dr. Jaroslaw Pillardy (Director) and Dr. Qi Sun, Co-Director
Computational Biology Service Unit, part of Cornell's Life Sciences Core Facilities Center (http://cores.lifesciences.cornell.edu/brcinfo/)
Adam Siepel (Assoc. Dir), Andy Clark (Assoc. Dir), and Chip Aquadro (Director)
Cornell Center for Comparative and Population Genomics (http://3pcg.cornell.edu)
Funded through the 3CPG Infrastructure Grant Program
|See http://cbsu.tc.cornell.edu/lab/lab.aspx. for more information.|