Public Bioinformatics Platform
Genome scale research produces massive amounts of data that need to be processed into something useful. In the past, it required a huge investment in computers and infrastructure, which limited this kind of work to very large organisations. This is no longer true.
With modern computing practices and open standards based cloud computing, the tools and the infrastructure are available to anyone on an affordable pay for what you use basis. This opens up a whole new world of possibilities.
The European Helix-Nebula science cloud points to the future of scientific computing. The collaboration between GFANZ and Catalyst Cloud shows that we, in Aotearoa, can achieve great outcomes with this technology too.