NERSC Initiative for Scientific Exploration (NISE) 2011 Awards
Unveiling Microbial Carbon Cycling Processes in Key U.S. Soils using "omics"
NISE project m1317
|NISE Award:||1,000,000 Hours|
|Award Date:||May 2011|
Denoising, filtering, assembling and annotating millions of genes from microbial communities associated with diverse environments such as soils are all very computationally demanding processes. The newset sequencing technologies are producing terabases of sequence data. The only solution to analyzing genomic information of this size is through high performance computing, where hundreds of nodes and terabytes of memory are available. Using the state-of the-art NERSC resources would allow us characterize the functional potential of these complex soil environments, discover potentially novel genes, and assemble environmental genomes.