CoARE Conducts 2nd HPC Training for IRRI
By Gerald Sy
The Computing and Archiving Research Environment (CoARE) team of the DOST – Advanced Science and Technology Institute (DOST-ASTI) conducted its second High-Performance Computing (HPC) Training for International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) in Los Baños, Laguna last May 19, 2016. IRRI is one of the largest users of CoARE Facility.
IRRI is a non-profit organization that aims to improve farmers’ health and welfare; tackle climate change; improve food security; protect the rice-growing environment; and reduce hunger and poverty through rice research. One of projects of IRRI is the notable 3,000 Rice Genomes (3KRG) Project. It is a collaborative effort to sequence 3,024 rice varieties from different countries. To archive over 120 terabytes of downloadable data of the 3KRG, the project uses the data storage facility of the DOST-ASTI.
The DOST-ASTI CoARE offers three main services. HPC is one of it. The HPC training held in IRRI aims to help the attendees be equipped with the basic knowledge about the HPC facility and how to use it for research.
It was the second time that an HPC training was held for IRRI. The first training was attended by the first bioinformatics team while this time, it was a mix of scientists, researchers, postdoctoral fellows, Science Research Specialists, consultants and scholars in IRRI.