2015 Internet2 Global Summit

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Innovations High-Volume Life Sciences Research

Time 04/27/15 03:00PM-04:00PM

Room Mount Vernon A

Netcast sponsored by Microsoft

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Session Abstract

Amazing work is being done today in research medicine and life sciences. With the advent of next generation genome sequencing researchers now have a critical gateway to understanding the underlying molecular networks for disease (pathways). These networks are dependent on another type of network not all that much different from the molecular network. Many known factors exist to inhibit the thoughtful analyses and subsequent discoveries of public value. Genomic processing requires immense computational power and storage. Many university researchers, lacking adequate onsite resources, are faced with the challenge of designing and deploying their own infrastructure with little technical expertise or support. Add to this complex integration and performance tuning of the environment—which can take months and result low system usage and delays in key university projects.

The goal of the NGCC (Next Generation Cyber Capabilities) at Arizona State University is as a ‘First Generation Data Science Research Instrument’ to provide key analysis that once took days in minutes. For some disease classes, every hour closer to discovery can literally result and mean the difference between life and death. The NGCC with the Internet 2 enabled pipeline connection can raise the level of inter and intra-university research to new level and put meaningful discoveries on the fast track. This session attempts to share the challenges common to research and discuss the future of the NGCC as a global center for interdisciplinary research, discovery and development.


Speaker Jay Etchings Arizona State University

Presentation Media

Primary track Applied Research & Scholarship