The Core has developed an infrastructure that supports the information technology needs of various labs and facilities across the cancer center.
THE LINEBERGER BIOINFORMATICS CORE has a developed an infrastructure that supports the information technology needs of various labs and facilities across the cancer center. The common infrastructure allows data from lab instruments to be shared across projects in a controlled and timely fashion.
This common infrastructure has created easy collaborations across internal organizations such as RENCI, Research Computing, School of Public Health to name a few, as well as with the multiple NIH sites. In addition, the shared resources greatly reduce the hardware costs of any individual project. The same infrastructure is used to support Communication for Health Applications and Interventions Core (CHAI), The Translational Pathology Lab, GLP, Tissue Procurement Facility, multiple cancer center core labs, sequencing instruments, and sequence processing for internal and nationwide projects. UCRF has helped in building the common large scale computing infrastructure that includes 2000 CPUs, 3+ petabytes of storage and multiple 10Gb networking switches. This infrastructure, while relatively large, is nimble enough to not only support the rapid changes in cancer research but also enable the innovations that make the rapid changes possible.