Bio-IT World recently convened an all-star panel to discuss infrastructure, standards, privacy issues and more, in the COVID-19 era. Here are some quotable quotes from our friends at ESnet and Bioteam:
“If your workflow was already 100% network-based, and all you’re doing is orchestrating data movement, data placement, data analysis between large-scale infrastructure systems, you can be home and socially distanced—right?—and continue your work. If your work requires you physically carrying around USB hard drives, suddenly you’re stopped.” - Eli Dart, ESnet.
A team led by UChicago CS researchers Ian Foster and Kyle Chard and Daniel S. Katz of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois is building funcX, a new distributed "function-as-a-service" (FaaS) platform that makes it easier for researchers to easily and automatically delegate their computational workload.
It may be surprising that with a PhD in biochemistry, Brigitte Raumann spends a lot of time these days considering data storage and transport in high energy physics and astronomy. But that also puts her in the perfect position to recognize some of the lessons from those disciplines that the life sciences can pick up.
Bio-IT World sat down with Raumann to talk about the challenges she sees in data management in the life sciences and the solutions available.
NIH staff and extramural researchers with an electronic Research Administration (eRA) Commons account can now use those credentials with Globus to access resources and services. This integration is the result of a partnership between the NIH Center for Information Technology and Globus, a division of the University of Chicago that provides data management capabilities—including managed data transfer and sharing—to research organizations.
An extensive collaboration led by Argonne recently won the Inaugural SCinet Technology Challenge at the Supercomputing 19 conference by demonstrating real-time analysis of light source data from Argonne’s APS to the ALCF.
Ian Foster, a senior computer scientist at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory, has been named a 2019 SC Distinguished Scientist Fellow, a newly established honor from DOE’s Office of Science (SC).
Foster received the award for “pioneering work in distributed and high-performance computing with fundamental and long-lasting impacts on both computer science as a discipline and the practice of computing across the Office of Science.”
Ian Foster, Josh Frieman will use awards to deepen academic-national lab ties
The Department of Energy has honored University of Chicago scientists Ian Foster and Josh Frieman for their transformative research and scientific leadership, selecting them as part of its inaugural Office of Science Distinguished Scientist Fellowship program.