ENCODE Consortium Utilizing Isilon Scalable Storage for Genome Research

The use of Isilon Scalable NAS Storage for Life Science research and applications is a core enabler of research productivity. The amount of data stored, accessed and analyzed is incredible and growing exponentially so naturally, improving the cost and workflow efficiency of utilizing the data is critical increasing the speed and results of the research.

A recent article on ScientificAmerican.com details some of the work that the ENCODE consortium has done to map and inventory previously hidden switches, signals and signposts in the human DNA. In the photo of Ewan Birney, who led the analysis from European Bioinformatics Institute in Cambridge, England, we couldn’t help but glow a little when seeing him next to stacks of Isilon equipment.  Learn more about Isilon solutions for Life Sciences here.

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