As part of its policy of openness, the CC-IN2P3 gives access to its resources to life sciences laboratories from the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region. Like IN2P3 researchers, biologists sometimes have to collect and analyse large amounts of data in order to complete their research. The CC-IN2P3 offers these laboratories access to its resources either directly or through a grid infrastructure. It also provides a special support service.
Human and social sciences
The CC-IN2P3 makes its resources available to human and social sciences researchers through Huma-Num, a very large research infrastructure. The explosion of digital data in human and social sciences research and education has given rise to issues about how best to preserve it. Huma-Num gives researchers and education teams a sustainable IT structure with services that can be pooled through a hub established at the CC-IN2P3.
The Technological Research Institute BIOASTER was created in April 2012 at the initiative of the French government and by the Institut Pasteur and Lyonbiopôle health competitiveness cluster. It is a public-private research body specialising in health microbiology and infectious disease.
Thanks to a partnership with the CC-IN2P3, the Institute benefits from physicists’ experience and skills with regard to intensive data analysis. BIOASTER’s bio-informaticians have access to the CC-IN2P3 computing farm and the cloud computing platform, which can be used for their high-throughput data analyses.
The CIDRA project includes the main academic actors involved in intensive computing and cloud computing in the Auvergne Rhône Alpes region. It aims to add impetus to interactions between these actors by consolidating and developing existing infrastructure to offer an integrated high-performance computing and data storage platform to all institutions in the region.
CIDRA draws on the skills of local HPC Tier-2 centres (member of Equipex Equip@Meso project) and the international experience of the CC-IN2P3, which is the project leader.
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