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BGI and Aspera collaborate on high-speed data exchange to advance genome research
Date:4/25/2012

BOSTON, MA.April 25th, 2012Aspera, Inc., creators of next-generation software technologies that move the world's data at maximum speed, and BGI, the world's largest genomics research institute, today announced at Bio-IT World that they have partnered to integrate and deploy the Aspera Connect Server and Aspera fasp high-speed file transferring technology with "EasyGenomicsTM", BGI's latest cloud-based Software as a Service (SaaS) platform, and to expand BGI's high speed sequencing data delivery service.

Handling the tremendous amount of data generated by NGS has become one of the biggest obstacles to fully utilize this technology. To liberate scientists from the burden of processing the huge amount of NGS data, BGI developed EasyGenomics, a Cloud-based bioinformatics solution recently introduced by BGI for NGS data. EasyGenomics provides scientists with high-speed data exchange, easy data and resource management, and point-to-click data analysis workflows, including whole genome resequencing, targeted resequencing, RNA-Seq, small RNA and De novo assembly, to make NGS analysis easier and faster. With seamless integration of the Aspera Connect Server, EasyGenomics enables global scale terabytes NGS sequencing data exchange which allows users to fully take advantage of BGI's well-recognized NGS analysis capabilities built in EasyGenomics. For details of EasyGenomics, please visit www.EasyGenomics.com.

BGI, the world's largest genomics research institute, covers every field of genome research producing thousands of genomes a day. Legacy methods of exchanging hard drives to get data to customers and partners had proved expensive, prone to human errors and overly time consuming. Pilot studies at BGI with Aspera's patented, high-speed fasp transport had shown great success in dramatically improving delivery time, decreasing cost for partners and removing the need for shipping hard drives for sequencing d
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Contact: Jia Liu
liujia@genomics.cn
BGI Shenzhen
Source:Eurekalert

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