SC14: HPC and Big Data in Healthcare and Life Sciences

What better place to talk life sciences big data than the Big Easy? As temperatures are cooling down this month, things are heating up in New Orleans where Intel is hosting talks on life sciences and HPC next week at SC14. It’s all happening in the Intel Community Hub, Booth #1315, so swing on by and hear about these topics from industry thought leaders:

Think big: delve deeper into the world’s biggest bioinformatics platform. Join us for a talk on the CLC bio enterprises platform, and learn how it integrates desktop interfaces with high performance cluster resources. We’ll also discuss hardware and explore the scalability requirements needed to keep pace with the Illumina HiSeq X-10 sequencer platform, and with a production cluster environment based on Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 V3. When: Nov. 18, 3-4 p.m.

Special Guests:

Lasse Lorenzen, Head of Platform & Infrastructure, Qiagen Bioinformatics;

Shawn Prince, Field Application Scientist, Qiagen Bioinformatics;

Mikael Flensborg, Director Global Partner Relations, Qiagen Bioinformatics

Find out how HPC is pumping new life into the Living Heart Project. Simulating diseased states, and personalizing medical treatments, requires significant com­puting power. Join us for the latest updates on the Living Heart Project, and learn how creating realistic multiphysics models of human hearts can lead to groundbreaking approaches to both preventing and treating cardiovascular disease. When: Nov. 19, 1-2 p.m.

Special Guest: Karl D’Souza, Business Development, SIMULIA Asia-Pacific

Get in sync with scientific research data sharing and interoperability. In 1989, the quest for global scientific collaboration helped lead to the birth of what we now call the Internet. In this talk, Aspera and BioTeam will discuss where we are today with new advances in global scientific data collaboration. Join them for an open discussion exploring the newest offerings for high-speed data transfer across scientific research environments. When: Nov. 19, 2-3 p.m.

Special Guests:

Ari E. Berman, PhD, Director of Government Services and Principal Investigator, BioTeam;

Aaron Gardner, Senior Scientific Consultant, BioTeam;

Charles Shiflett, Software Engineer, Aspera

Put cancer research into warp speed with new informatics technology. Take a peak under the hood of the world’s first comprehensive, user-friendly, and customizable cancer-focused informatics solution. The team from Qiagen Bioinformatics will lead a discussion on CLC Cancer Research Workbench, a new offering for the CLC Bio Cancer Genomics Research Platform. When: Nov. 19, 3-4 p.m.

Special Guests:

Shawn Prince, Field Application Scientist, Qiagen Bioinformatics;

Mikael Flensborg, Director Global Partner Relations, Qiagen Bioinformatics

You can see more Intel activities planned for SC14 here.

What are you looking forward to seeing at SC14 next week?