W416 The iPlant Collaborative

Date: Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Time: 10:20 AM
Room: California
Sheldon McKay , iPlant Collaborative, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, NY
Eric Lyons , iPlant Collaborative/University of AZ, Tuscon, AZ
Haibao Tang , J. Craig Venter Institute, Rockville, MD
Nathan Miller , University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
Steven R. Eichten , University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN
Stephen A. Goff , iPlant Collaborative/Univ. of Arizona, Tuscan, AZ
Dan Stanzione , The iPlant Collaborative, Tucson, AZ
Matt Vaughn , iPlant Collaborative
The iPlant Collaborative’s mission is to create a comprehensive set of cyberinfrastructure to support plant research.  Concluding year four of this project, iPlant has successfully developed and deployed a variety of integrated technologies and computational resources that provide access to large data storage, high-performance computing, grid computing, and cloud computing.  These resources are made assessable to a diversity of scientists including field biologists, experimental biologists, computational biologists and computer scientists by providing access at multiple levels including application programming interfaces (APIs), RESTful services, and a variety of rich web-based systems to access data, integrate computational tools, and perform analyses.  This workshop will give an overview of iPlant’s computational resources, how a set of plant biologists have made use of these technologies to enable their research through scalable computation and how they have enabled others to use their methodologies, and provide a hands-on training session on how to use a subset of iPlant’s resources including: