Registration is now open for a workshop on “Improving Data Mobility & Management for International Bioinformatics” to be held April 12-13 at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in Berkeley, Calif. The workshop is the latest in a series called CrossConnects, run by by ESnet, the Department of Energy’s Energy Sciences Network. This workshop is co-sponsored by Indiana University.
Bioinformatics data sets are reaching into the petabyte scale, a trend that will only continue if not accelerate, and many bioinformaticists and data managers already struggle with data mobility and workflow especially as the need for real-time analysis increases. The data is often produced at supercomputing centers and sequencing centers like DOE’s Joint Genomics Institute, then transferred to other research labs and universities for analysis and further study.
In addition to two keynote talks by bioinformaticists, Larry Smarr, the founding director of the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology, a UC San Diego/UC Irvine partnership, and professor in computer science and engineering at UC San Diego, will give a talk on the key role that scientific networks, including the Pacific Research Platform, play in bioinformatics. Read the draft agenda.
The workshop aims to bring together leaders in the bioinformatics, computing, and networking communities to discuss the resources, partners, and tools needed to support high performance data transfers, distributed data analysis and global collaboration in precision medicine, precision agriculture and their relevant ties to human and plant microbiomic and metagenomic research.
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