Upcoming Events

Practical Solutions for Big Data Analytics

April 29, 2014 12:30PM to 4:00PM
Presenter 
Vas Vasiliadis and Ravi Madduri, University of Chicago
Location 
Building Offsite
Type 
Workshop
Series 
2014 Bio IT World Conference and Expo

Vas Vasiliadis and Ravi Madduri of the University of Chicago's Computation Institute present "Practical Solutions for Big Data Analytics" at the 2014 Bio IT World Conference and Expo.

The workshop will take place Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 12:30-4 p.m. For more information visit the Workshop Website.

Abstract:
The rapid growth of data in biomedical research is placing massive demands on sequencing centers, analysis labs, and other high-performance computing facilities. These facilities must provide robust tools and services that can continue to scale as the needs of researchers increase. Further, as collaborative research becomes commonplace, the ability to move and share large data sets between institutions is a fundamental requirement for many researchers. The workshop aims to provide attendees with solutions to address the emerging challenges in dealing with big data in the context of genomics analysis.

Attendees will learn about the Globus service for file transfer and sharing, and see how tools such as Galaxy can take advantage of research data management services to streamline and accelerate analysis workflows. The workshop will be a mix of presentation and hands-on exercises where attendees can gain experience with the various tools and services described.