Building an OptIPlanet collaboratory to support microbial metagenomics

  title={Building an OptIPlanet collaboratory to support microbial metagenomics},
  author={Larry Smarr and Paul Gilna and Philip M. Papadopoulos and Thomas A. DeFanti and Gregory R. Hidley and John C. Wooley and E. Virginia Armbrust and Forest Rohwer and Eric G. Frost},
  journal={Future Gener. Comput. Syst.},
We describe early experiments in the adoption of the OptIPuter architecture to provide data-intensive capabilities to several remote users of a large-scale, multi-year effort to organize and make publicly available data describing a wide variety of marine microbial ecologies, their genomic content, and the local environments in which they live-marine microbial metagenomics. Microbial genomes are millions of base pairs in length, requiring both a global view of the genome and the ability to zoom… Expand
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