The iPlant Collaborative Cyberinfrastructure aka Development of Public Cyberinfrastructure to Support Plant Science. Nirav Merchant University of Arizona. PowerPoint Does Rocket Science--and Better Techniques for Technical Reports E ssay by Edward Tufte. What is iPlant?.
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University of Arizona
PowerPoint Does Rocket Science--and Better Techniques for Technical Reports
Essay by Edward Tufte
GC Projects Recommended by the iPlant Board of Directors March 2009Initial Projects:Plant Tree of Life – iPToL – May ‘09+Taxonomic Intelligence + APWeb2 + Social Networking WebsiteGenotype to Phenotype – iPG2P – Aug ‘09 + Image Analysis Platform
Trait Evolution, Brian Omeara
Post-tree analysis and mapping of ancestral traits
Tree Reconciliation, Todd Vision
Large-scale reconciliation of gene trees, co-evolving parasites, etc., with species trees
Big Trees, Alexandros Stamatakis
HPC Phylogenetic inference with 500K taxa
Tree Visualization Michael Sanderson; Karen Cranston
Cross cutting group for the viz needs of all
Data Integration, Val Tannen, Bill Piel
Cross cutting group for the data integration needs of all
Data Assembly, Doug Soltis, Pam Soltis, Michael Donoghue
Community and network building, data assembly
Establishing an informatics pipeline that will allow the plant community to process NextGen sequence data
Developing a platform using advanced computational approaches to statistically link genotype to phenotype
Developing a framework to support tools for the construction, simulation and analysis of computational models of plant function at various scales of resolution and fidelity
Generating, adapting, and integrating visualization tools capable of displaying diverse types of data from laboratory, field, in silico analyses and simulations
Investigating and applying methods for describing and unifying data sets into virtual systems that support iPG2P activities
It was six men of Indostan,
To learning much inclined,
Who went to see the elephant,
(Though all of them were blind),
That each by observation
Might satisfy his mind.
It’s a Grid!
It’s a Network!
They are HPC Centers!
It’s a Common Software Environ!
- Data collections
It’s Apps and Support!
iPlant Discovery Environments
Grand Challenge Workflows, iPlant Interfaces
Third Party Tools, iPlant-built Tools, Community Contributed Tools and Data!
Job Submission Workflow Management Service/Data APIs
iRODS, Grid Technologies, Condor, RESTful Services
Persistent Virtual Machines
Open Science Grid
Build a CI that’s robust, leverages national infrastructure, and can grow through community contribution!
The core foundation component comprises of :
(e.g. Clustering/Assembly is a service)
PaaS: Platform as a Service
IaaS plus core software capabilities on which you build SaaS
(e.g. Hadoop/MapReduce is a Platform)
Is “Research as a Service”
IaaS: Infrastructure as a Service
(get computer time with a credit card and with a Web interface like EC2)
Arrival of “As a Service” models