HPC for Genomic Discovery with IBM Platform Computing
Life sciences organizations face huge pipeline and productivity challenges. To increase discovery productivity, innovate in research and development, and compete more effectively, organizations must establish an optimized, flexible and resilient infrastructure foundation to improve clinical development processes. IBM® Platform Computing™ solutions cluster, grid, and HPC cloud management software can help address these challenges.
Compress the Timeline from Discovery to Approval
With shifting regulatory burdens and the need to compress the timeline from discovery to approval, your research teams need comprehensive, high performance technical computing infrastructure solutions with the flexibility to process massive amounts of data and support increasingly sophisticated analyses.
Accelerate Compute & Data-Intensive Workloads
The IBM Platform Computing solutions provide cluster, grid and high performance computing (HPC) cloud management software to support all of your technical computing applications. The software is designed to accelerate time-to-results for compute- and data-intensive applications, accelerating workloads as diverse as genome sequencing, drug design, simulations, product design analysis, and risk management on distributed computing environments.
The IBM Platform Computing product family helps to improve life sciences IT professionals’ confidence that all available resources are fully utilized—from application software licenses to available network bandwidth.
Data management is critical for genomics because of the volume, velocity and variety of data. Genomic data volume is surging as the cost of sequencing drops precipitously. The I/O throughput on a genomic system can be extremely demanding due to data volume and the large number of file and directory objects. Many data formats also exist, with varying degrees of lifecycle management requirements ranging from transient files in scratch space to variant calling files that must perpetually remain online.
Leveraging IBM IBM Spectrum Scale, the Datahub data-management layer defines an enterprise capability to meet these challenges based on its high-performance, scalable and extensible architecture.
Application software solutions help manage and accelerate workload processing and guarantee their completion across a distributed, shared IT environment, while fully utilizing all HPC resources—regardless of operating system or architecture.
Scheduling capabilities help allocate resources to users, groups and jobs in a fashion consistent with service level agreements (SLAs). With extended SLA-based scheduling policies, these software solutions simplify administration and ensure optimal alignment of business SLAs with available infrastructure resources.
Data, data, and more data
As data volumes grow and technical applications require more compute power, Life Sciences companies of all sizes need to transform and to integrate their infrastructure to meet demand. IBM enables companies to accelerate time-to-value with intuitive and powerful solutions designed for large data volumes and compute-intensive applications. IBM offers IBM Application Ready Solutions for the Life Sciences industry that are optimized for technical workloads, simplified for easy adoption and management, and designed to help companies increase their competitive advantage with an agile, high-performance technical computing environment. These application ready solutions are available on IBM Platform Computing, IBM System x, IBM Flex System™ x86 and Power reference architecture. Offerings include:
With a complete, integrated application ready platform, organizations benefit from ease of procurement, deployment, use and support. Life Science companies can accelerate time-to-results at a lower total cost of ownership while making it easier to scale as business grows. New offerings include:
Improved Cluster Utilization
By improving utilization, resources are more readily available, helping researchers to get more work done in a shorter amount of time. This can improve collaboration across the clinical development value chain for better insights and superior results. Platform Computing solutions are designed to help:
As data volumes grow and technical applications require more compute power, Life Sciences companies of all sizes need to transform and to integrate their infrastructure to meet demand. IBM Platform Computing enables companies to accelerate time-to-value with intuitive and powerful clusters, grid and HPC cloud management software solutions designed for large data volumes and compute-intensive applications.