Projects

Below is a sample list of research projects to which CiS provides support and/or collaborative input.

ProjectDescriptionCiS Role
CyVerse (iPlant UK)Working with TGAC to stand up a UK node of the iPlant Collaborative in collaboration with the Universities of Warwick, Liverpool and Nottingham, funded by BBSRC.
iplantuk.org
Hardware design, HPC, storage, virtualisation, capital procurement, technical advice and consultancy.
GCC2015The 2015 Galaxy Community Conference (GCC2015) will be held at the The Sainsbury Laboratory, in Norwich, UK, 6-8th July, 2015Virtualisation and deployment. Logistical support. Vendor engagement.
SeedStorSeedStor is an information management system created by the team at the Germplasm Resources Unit at the John Innes Centre, assisted by funding from the BBSRC.
seedstor.ac.uk
Virtualisation, storage, project development.
Galaxy at NBIGraphical workflow tool for genomic data analysis - internal NBI systemsHPC, virtualisation, storage, deployment.
OMERO at NBIGraphical tool for managing imaging data collections from sources as diverse as OPT, electron and light microscopy.Virtualisation, storage, deployment.
GENESYS
To produce a working Genetic Search System prototype (GENESYS™ v0.9) for The Genome Analysis Centre (TGAC) to perform sequence searches of metagenomic reads sequenced from the Human Microbiome Project Mock Community against a database consisting of 20 bacterial genomes totalling 64+ million base pairs

optalysys.com/projects/genesys/
Energy use/efficiency.
Contribute to hardware design.
Seeds of Discovery (UK)Working with TGAC, NIAB, JHI and CIMMYT to develop an HPC/informatics platform for the Seeds of Discovery project.Hardware design, HPC, storage, virtualisation, capital procurement, technical advice and consultancy.
Open Ash Tree DiebackWorking with TSL to present an open data repository.Server infrastructure.
Planning and configuration for Fraxinus (FB)