Research

Every field in medicine has had a moment in history that has been transforming; the moment where the knowledge that was required to change the field became available.

– José Baselga, MD, PhD Physician-in-Chief and Chief Medical Officer Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Cancer Computer is a subsidised service designed for cancer researchers as an integrated platform-as-a-service (PaaS). Our architecture is a heterogeneous computing architecture combined with reliable, high-speed storage, providing scalable analysis services for collaborative research.

We put no restrictions on data size or duration of use, amount of compute resources, or size of data to be used. We will offer what we have available, and where possible, on a first come, first serve basis. Where necessary and possible, we can seek additional resources from cloud partners.

We also offer professional support to assist in any technical or performance issues as they may arise.

Data
Currently we offer storage in the hundreds of terabytes range. We can provide warm offsite storage for NGS, or other data, securely and reliably. In addition, we can accommodate multi-terabyte workloads where required.

Compute
We have a local compute cluster, that will grow as funds permit, that is available for various workloads. In addition, cloud partners offer us some platform flexibility and elasticity best suited to certain types of data analysis (eg., Hadoop, MPI, etc).

Workflow
We offer a web based environment powered by Galaxy as our workflow platform. However, we are happy to work with you, if you have different needs.