REDUCES STORAGE COMPLEXITY AND
ACCELERATES RESEARCH EFFORTS
“If you need 10,000 cores to perform an extra layer of analysis in an hour, you have to scale a significant cluster to get answers quickly. You need a real solution that can address everything from very small to extremely large data sets.”
Dr. Tim Cutts Acting Head of Scientific Computing Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, a charitably funded genomic research center located in the United Kingdom, is a world leader in studying the impact of genetics and genomics on global health. Since its inception in 1993, Sanger Institute has developed new understanding of genomes and their role in biology while delivering some of the most important advances in genomic research.
In this video from the DDN User Group at ISC17, James Beal of the The Sanger Insitute presents their environment. He also discusses how they've taken more than a decade of experience using Lustre and integrating it with OpenStack to create a complementary mix of HPC and cloud computing to ensure faster processing of data with much more robust collaboration capabilities.
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute uses innovative, high-performance DDN® Storage to deliver unprecedented levels of throughput and scalability to support tens of thousands of data sequences requiring up to 10,000 CPU hours of computational analysis.