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Platforms and Tools

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iPlant's hardware and software infrastructure supports the research needs of today's life scientist. iPlant provides world-class tools and services, including:

  • high performance computing,
  • data storage,
  • analysis tools and workflows,
  • visualization and image analysis,
  • computational expertise, and
  • educational resources.

Applications are also being developed to support remote collaborations and virtual organizations.  The entire cyberinfrastructure is driven by the requirements and needs of the life sciences community and is designed for sustainability, security, and interoperability. The diagram (right) shows the cyberinfrastructure's architectural layers of resources, services, and products.

 

Diagram of iPlant CI architecture.

Key to iPlant's vision is the active engagement of all of the life sciences community in new opportunities. The ultimate goal is to provide the life sciences community with a robust cyberinfrastructure platform that enables scientific discovery through research and computational thinking.