Large-Scale Genome Analysis on “Helix Nebula – the Science Cloud”: Federated Big Data Processing On-Demand

Rupert Lück, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL)

“Helix Nebula – the Science Cloud” is a pan-European federated cloud computing infrastructure currently being implemented by a consortium of leading IT providers and some of Europe’s biggest research centers (EMBL1, CERN2 and ESA3). As one of the first flagship projects on Helix Nebula, EMBL implements a novel cloud service to simplify large-scale genome analysis and to help scientists, inside and outside EMBL, to better meet the challenges of analyzing large amounts of genomic sequence data by provisioning tailor-made high performance computing and bioinformatics resources on demand.

1European Molecular Biology Laboratory
European Organization for Nuclear Research
3European Space Agency