The Illinois Bio-Grid is a consortium of academic institutions, national labs, and private and public sector organizations. These various organizations have joined together to share hardware and software tools that each can use in their research centering mainly on Bio-Medical Informatics. This will give each participant access to computational resources that are greater than the sum of the parts.
The main purpose of the Illinois Bio-Grid is to share compute and software resources amongst the members. It is a computational grid for Grid and BioMedicalInformatics software research and for production BioMedicalInformatics research.
The Illinois Bio-Grid is composed of thousands of processors in the Chicago area shared by the institutions listed below. The institutions share their resources, giving each institution a larger pool of resources to use when required. The heterogenous machines are connected via the internet to create one large virtual supercomputer in a virtual organization. The underlying technology is Globus (http://www.globus.org). The lead institution is DePaul University and the lead PI is Dave Angulo. A list of other members can be found here.
Partnership Organizations and Collaborators
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DePaul University – School of Computer Science, Telecommunications, and Information Science
University of Illinois Chicago Circle – Proteomics Lab
Museums and National Laboratories
Field Museum of Natural History
Argonne National Lab – Math and Computer Science
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State and Local Governments
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Supercomputer Center of Chicago