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HNSciCloud use cases

HNSciCloud Early Adopter group of research organisations tested the HNSciCloud pilot platform services in different use cases. Goals, challenges and benefits of each use case are presented below.

The Pan‐Cancer initiative primary goal is to compare 12 tumor types profiled in the context of The Cancer Genome Atlas Research Network. Cancer can take hundreds of different forms, depending on external factors such as localization and cell type. Pan‐Cancer will look for shared molecular aberrations and will try to identify their impact on the disease evolution. Eventually, this will help extending therapies that are already known to be effective against a type of cancer to similar cancer types at the genomic level.

 Life Sciences


CERN does not have the computing or financial resources to crunch all of the data on site, so in 2002 it turned to grid computing to share the burden with computer centres around the world. Recently cloud computing has come to public attention due to the promise of providing as much computing power as people require, simplifying management and reducing TCO. Main goal is to demonstrate that it is possible to extend computing centres outside local computing facilities in order to be able to scale as much as the experiment requires, either during normal periods or when approaching an important deadline. The Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) is a generalpurpose detector at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). It has a broad physics programme ranging from studying the Standard Model (including the Higgs boson) to searching for extra dimensions and particles that could make up dark matter.

 High Energy Physics


Given the computational demands of the HADDOCK user group, the availability of easily accessible, affordable compute resources is important. The portal is used by a large worldwide community and availability/reliability of the service is crucial. The Helix Nebula science cloud would provide the opportunity to add these resources in a way that is seamless and invisible to the end user. To obtain this outcome, the resources in the Helix Nebula cloud would need to be made available to the current job scheduler of the HADDOCK project.

 Life Sciences


Who's behind HNSciCloud?

HNSciCloud Pre-Commercial Procurement is driven by ten leading research organisations from across Europe.