DATA GENERATION IN MICROSCOPY IS GROWING FASTER THAN ANY OTHER FIELD IN LIFE SCIENCES
With rapidly increasing sensor resolution and frame rates in light and electron microscopy, individual instruments can generate tens of terabytes per day, and most microscopy centers such as cores, labs, and units have multiple, different microscopes. In addition to the raw data, additional capacity is needed for processing and results.
TRADITIONAL STORAGE IS FAILING TO KEEP UP
As microscopy centers add new instruments and upgrade older ones with new cameras, data generation rates stress the storage infrastructure. With high demands for ingest of captured data, processing (and reprocessing), and data sharing for collaboration with simultaneous visualization of results, traditional storage will noticeably slow, or in some cases grind to a halt as inadequate storage fills up or struggles to support multiple concurrent requests. If the storage system can’t keep up, it can force instrument downtime.
MICROSCOPY CENTERS ARE MOVING TO DDN STORAGE
Many of the world’s leading research and clinical microscopy users are moving their data to DDN. With DDN, organizations have the power to support multiple processes concurrently, automate image acquisition, and perform 3D reconstruction and analysis and particle picking— all across multiple instruments and researchers at the same time.
LEADING MICROSCOPY CENTERS ARE LEVERAGING DDN TO ACCELERATE RESEARCH
|MDC - Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine @ DDN’s Best Practices in Genomics Workshop 2015 - Video
Dr. Alf Wachsmann, CIO, Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Research presents: “Connecting basic life science research and clinical research through (Big) Data”
|University of New South Wales at DDN’s Best Practices for Big Data in Life Sciences Workshop 2016
Renee Whan, Head of Biomedical Imaging Facility at Lowy Cancer Research Centre, Mark Wainwright Analytical Centre, UNSW Australia presents: “How do we accommodate the lifecycle of light sheet data? A tale of researchers, IT and a core microscopy facility”
|The Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, University of Oxford - Making high-performance compute appropriate to population-scale biomedical data
At the 2016 Life Sciences Field Day, Dr. Robert Esnouf, University Research Lecturer, Head of Research Computing Core, NDM Research Computing Strategy Officer, Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, presents: “Making high-performance compute appropriate to population-scale biomedical data”
- Seamless tiering to WOS object storage ideally suited for storing decades of research data in an active archive
- Infinitely scalable storage capacity available to keep pace with increased use of Cryo-EM and next-gen sequencing technologies
- Single namespace and identity management for CIFS, NFS and GPFS mounts