What do researchers do when the data they need to analyze is too big to download and/or analyze on their own laptops or workstations? They must take the analyses to the data. Genomics has been at the forefront of this trend, with ever-growing data driven by more efficient sequencing technologies. But the principles and tools underlying computational genomics apply more broadly, benefitting scientific reproducibility, data security, co-analysis of multiple datasets, and collaboration.
Join us in this session to understand the principles of data gravity and see how they’ve been applied in some of the world’s largest biomedical research studies.
Larry Brody (NIH/NHGRI) will speak about how DNA and RNA are the ultimate information and computing molecules of biology. We will discuss how biomedical research is generating data to characterize everything inside and outside of our bodies that can influence health and disease.
Shimon Rura (Verily) will describe the research infrastructure of All of Us, a longitudinal research study funded by NIH to improve the ability to prevent and treat disease, and the Terra platform, a cloud-native research environment built in collaboration between the Broad Institute and Verily.
Ken Taylor will be presenting on the COVID-19 pipeline that the University is constructing in AWS to process and manage all of the campus testing information.
The Cloud Forum is an annual gathering hosted by the cloud crowd at Cornell University. Beginning in 2015 this event brought together the IT professionals who manage cloud computing at many of the top research institutions around the country.
The event is for higher education, by higher education. We invite each of the main cloud computing vendors to send representatives, but they are not allowed to present or engage in the debate. They are there to listen and learn about higher ed’s cloud challenges.
There is no cost to attend. Sessions will be held on the second Friday of each month, at 9am PT/12pm ET, each running for 90 minutes.
Topics are available here, but they are still in the in-person format.
Join us at noon on January 9, 2020 at EnterpriseWorks for the next Cloud Computing Platform User Group (planning) Meeting.
Happy New Year!
As everyone returns to work and or school from break, we want to take the opportunity to use the normal January meeting slot as an open planning session. We will reflect on the fall meetings and discuss future speakers, topics, and opportunities. If you would like to be more involved in curating and promoting this community, this is the meeting for you!