Advanced Supercomputing Hub for OMICS Knowledge in Agriculture
A National Agricultural Bioinformatics Grid (NABG) has been established at IASRI, New Delhi. In this grid, the first supercomputing hub for Indian Agriculture i.e., Advanced Supercomputing Hub for OMICS Knowledge in Agriculture – ASHOKA has been set up. This facility is built in a state-of-art Data Centre and out of nine super-computers of this grid, two super-computers are ranked at 11th and 24th in the list of top super-computers of India by Indian Institute of Sciences, Bangalore. This facility was dedicated to the Nation by Honorable Union Minister of Agriculture and Food Processing Industries on January 15, 2014.
In order to provide access to this advanced computing facility to researchers, a National Bio-Computing Portal has been launched through which authenticated users will be able to perform their biological data analysis. This portal consists of a number of computational biology and agricultural bioinformatics software/workflow/pipelines, which will be able to automate routine biological analytics in a seamless manner. Also, a Genome Submission Portal is being developed to assist our researchers for the submission of their genomic data sets obtained through experimentations.