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AuBi aux GCC2019

Publié le 24 juin 2019 Mis à jour le 24 juin 2019

du 1 juillet 2019 au 8 juillet 2019

AuBi participe à la Conférence de la Commnuauté Galaxy GCC2019 qui aura lieu à Fribourg-en-Brisgau.

AuBi participe à la Conférence de la Commnuauté Galaxy GCC2019 qui aura lieu à Fribourg-en-Brisgau.

The Mesocentre as part of Clermont Auvergne University (UCA) is delivering services in sciences data computing (HPC, VM, …) and short-term storage through a network of technology core facilities. These offers are done to assist multi-disciplinary scientists in their computing projects. At that time, we are hosting a computer farm with about 800 cores, 40 nodes for moderate memory usage (<256 GB) and a SMP supercomputer made of 384 cores and 12 TB memory in addition to a scalable storage cluster managed with Ceph of at least 1 TB capacity per user, with a total of 1.2 PB.

Hosted by the Mesocentre, the AuBi (Auvergne bioinformatics) platform is a member of IFB (French Bioinformatics Institute, https://www.france-bioinformatique.fr/). AuBi platform aims at sharing expertises and knowledge in large-scale data treatments and analysis by supplying a complete computing environment with hardware and software infrastructures for UCA research laboratories. To fit this goal, a Galaxy server was installed as a facilitator for a computing access to non-bioinformatician biologists. As AuBi platform is involved in various projects, roughly 50 tools related to genomics, metagenomics, transcriptomics and epigenetics were installed to the Galaxy instance as well as homemade tools from a local toolshed.

From an informatics infrastructure point of view, our Galaxy server is behind a reverse proxy server, galaxy.mesocentre.uca.fr. A virtual machine, with an extensible disk on a scalable storage cluster (RBD / Ceph), runs the server. It is connected to the HPC facilities through a NFS server in order to allow Galaxy to benefit from the Mesocentre empowered computing and storage capabilities. Users authenticate through a shared LDAP directory between the Galaxy server and the cluster. In addition, BioMaJ1 framework was deployed for sharing databanks access to both Galaxy and cluster.

In the future, we plan to expand our access to the users from the IFB community via an eduGAIN connection. Finally, we expect a significant contribution from UCA laboratories into migrating local tools to the IUC toolshed.

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