Show simple item record Barnett, William Ganote, Carrie Vaughn, Matthew LeDuc, Richard D. Stewart, Craig A. 2013-03-19T21:17:48Z 2013-03-19T21:17:48Z 3/4/2013
dc.description.abstract On September 15, 2011, Indiana University (IU) received three years of support to establish the National Center for Genome Analysis Support (NCGAS). This technical report describes the activities of the first 12 months of NCGAS, during which time NCGAS brought online a large-RAM computational cluster, recruited 25 NSF-funded genomics projects to use the resource, responded to 502 requests for support, and processed 28,523 computational jobs representing a total of 136.83 core years of computing. NCGAS also laid the framework for creating a truly national-scale center supporting genomics research. By coordinating effort between multiple supercomputing centers, NCGAS is creating a service-oriented computational infrastructure – one that is designed to be approachable by end-users unaccustomed to using traditional supercomputing resources. The benefits of such inter-institutional coordination can be seen from events such as the NCGAS co-hosted Daphnia Genomics Jamboree. At this gathering, dozens of scientists from across the US and Europe spent five days accelerating the completion of the Daphnia manga genome. NCGAS-supported staff from both Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) and IU gave presentations early in the Jamboree before participants broke into small teams and used NCGAS clusters to perform their analyses. NCGAS also established a Galaxy web portal to allow researchers to use our large-RAM cluster with a familiar web interface, and we worked to increase the computational efficiency of the best-in-class Trinity application for RNA-sequence assembly. en
dc.description.sponsorship The facilities supported by the Research Technologies division at Indiana University are supported by a number of grants. The authors would like to acknowledge that all tough the National Center for Genome Analysis Support is funded by NSF 1062432, the work that we do would not be possible without the generous support of the following awards received by our parent organization, the Pervasive Technology Institute at Indiana University. • The PTI was supported in part by the Indiana Genomics Initiative. The Indiana Genomics Initiative of Indiana University is supported in part by Lilly Endowment, Inc. • The PTI was supported in part by the Indiana METACyt Initiative. The Indiana METACyt Initiative of Indiana University is supported in part by Lilly Endowment, Inc. • This material is based in part upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. CNS-0521433. Further, any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation (NSF). en
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dc.subject NCGAS en
dc.subject National Center for Genome Analysis Support en
dc.title National Center for Genome Analysis Program Year 1 Report – September 15, 2011 – September 14, 2012 en
dc.type Technical Report en
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