CI Announces Globus Genomics

April 9, 2013

The Argonne/University of Chicago Computation Institute has announced a new sequencing analysis service called Globus Genomics. By integrating state-of-the-art algorithms, data management tools, a graphical workflow environment, and an elastic computing infrastructure, Globus Genomics simplifies genomics research.

The new service provides several key capabilities designed to help researchers with their big data requirements of next-generation sequencing analysis. Large data sets can be transferred rapidly by using Globus Online. Running in a cloud-based environment means that storage and compute can be elastically scaled up and down on demand. In addition, the flexible workflow system dramatically speeds lowers the time to science.

The Globus Genomics team includes two members of Argonne’s Mathematics and Computer Science Division: Ravi Madduri, software development specialist/project manager, and Ian Foster, director of the Computation Institute and Argonne Distinguished Fellow.

Globus Genomics is part of the broader Globus family of research data management solutions developed at the Computation Institute. Development of Globus Genomics is supported by funding from the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and the Department of Energy.

For more information, visit the Globus Genomics website.