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 free 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.
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.
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).
As a not-for-profit social enterprise we rely on the most precious of donations, time. If you have the time, skills and commitment to join our volunteer team we’d love to talk to you.