The new challenge lies in processing the wealth of data into information that can be applied in the development of new diagnostics, treatments, medicines, materials or processes that improve life.
HudsonAlpha’s computational biologists and the bioinformatics team aim to extract biological signal — that is, useful information about how cells, tissues, and organs develop and function — from the million points of genomic data generated by HudsonAlpha’s high-throughput sequencers every day. Comprised of biologists, computer scientists, statisticians, mathematicians, and software developers, the computational and bioinformatics team works creatively and collaboratively to fortify scientific research with value-adding analysis and interpretation. By continuously developing new and novel analysis techniques, they are able to return data with rigorous quality control in a form and that has the greatest value to the scientists.
HudsonAlpha currently processes more than 15.6 TB of raw sequencer data through our data pipelines each month. The exome, ChIP-seq, RNA-seq, whole genome, and methylation (methyl-seq) data that passes through the pipelines requires a constant commitment to better hardware and better software. We currently have more than 2 PB of storage and 650 cores dedicated to sequencing and analysis.