June 22–26, 2014
Leipzig, Germany

Presentation Details

Name: High-Performance, High-Capacity or High-Throughput Computing? The Challenges of Genomic Big Data
Time: Tuesday, June 24, 2014
11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Room:   Hall 1
CCL - Congress Center Leipzig
Breaks:10:30 am - 11:30 am Coffee Break
Speaker:   C. Victor Jongeneel, NCSA & University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Abstract:   It has become a truism that the rate of increase in the ability of genomic research to generate data has far outstripped the rates embedded in Moore’s Law or in the growth of storage capacity or bandwidth. One direct consequence is that the hardware, storage and software architectures that are typically being deployed in high-performance computing centers are not well matched to the needs of genomic research, and that the design of machines optimized for such research has become a rapidly growing concern. The CompGen Initiative at the University of Illinoisseeks to address the many associated challenges at all levels. I will present some of the projects undertaken by CompGen and highlight their utility in advancing the frontier of genomic research.