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The iPlant Collaborative (iPlant) is a United States National Science Foundation (NSF) funded project that aims to create an innovative, comprehensive, and foundational cyberinfrastructure in support of plant biology research (PSCIC, 2006). iPlant is developing cyberinfrastructure that uniquely enables scientists throughout the diverse fields that comprise(More)
Flybrain is designed to provide access to a range of anatomical data relevant to the structure and function of the Drosophila nervous system. It can be accessed via the World Wide Web (WWW) from servers in Glas-gow Drosophila is a well-established model system for the study of nervous system structure, development, and function. Compared with the brain of(More)
Jetstream will be the first production cloud resource supporting general science and engineering research within the XD ecosystem. In this report we describe the motivation for proposing Jetstream, the configuration of the Jetstream system as funded by the NSF, the team that is implementing Jetstream, and the communities we expect to use this new system.(More)
The iPlant Collaborative is an NSF-funded cyberinfrastructure (CI) effort directed towards the plant sciences community. This paper enumerates the key concepts, middleware, tools, and extensions that create the unique capabilities of the iPlant Discovery Environment (DE) that provide access to our CI. The DE is a rich web-based application that brings(More)
The cloud platform complements traditional compute and storage infrastructures by introducing capabilities for efficiently provisioning resources in a self-service, on-demand manner. The new provisioning model promises to accelerate scientific discovery by improving access to customizable and task-specific computing resources. This paradigm is well-suited,(More)
The iPlant Collaborative provides life science research communities access to comprehensive, scalable, and cohesive computational infrastructure for data management; identity management; collaboration tools; and cloud, high-performance, high-throughput computing. iPlant provides training, learning material, and best practice resources to help all(More)
Biological image databases have quickly replaced the personal media collections of individual scientists. Such databases permit objective comparisons, benchmarking, and data-driven science. As these collections have grown using advanced (and automated) imaging tools and microscopes, scientists need high-throughput large-scale statistical analysis of the(More)
Docker has become a very popular container-based virtualization platform for software distribution that has revolutionized the way in which scientific software and software dependencies (software stacks) can be packaged, distributed, and deployed. Docker makes the complex and time-consuming installation procedures needed for scientific software a one-time(More)
My-Plant.org (My-Plant) is a social networking portal for the Plant Sciences community. As part of the iPlant Collaborative, My-Plant is charged with the goal of bringing together scientists, students, educators, and other interested parties by providing a new approach to connecting with others in the plant sciences thereby helping to spark new(More)