An ever growing portfolio of advanced applications
The e-Science Central platform provided by Inkspot lends itself extremely well to challenging applications that require a mix of large scale data processing and the deployment of responsive, tailored data analytics algorithms. Frequently employed as a processing engine and accessed via its API, e-Science Central has been the flexible and scalable data engine behind many applications.
Organisation of research data
A multinational consumer products manufacturer is using an installation of the e-Science Central platform supplied by Inkspot to manage data collected globally from contract research organisations and centralise its analysis using our workflow engine.
Analysing stroke patient gameplay data
e-Science Central has been used to co-ordinate the capture and analysis of physical activity data gathered via therapeutic video games supplied to stroke survivors. Data is uploaded to e-Science Central datasets via UMTS dongles and analysed using a set of R models wrapped as workflow blocks. The built-in provenance and data storage provided by e-Science Central are vital when re-analysis using updated models is required.
Activity modelling for drug discovery
Quantitative Structure-Activity Relationships (QSAR) is a method to create models that can predict certain properties of compounds. Because of the importance of QSAR in designing new drugs, ability to accelerate this process becomes crucial. One way to achieve that is to be able to quickly explore the QSAR model space in the search for the best models. Using e-Science Central, we were able to migrate the existing QSAR modeling pipeline and run it effectively in the cloud. Using this setup, the achieved processing speed-up allowed us to process the whole 8.5 CPU-months input dataset from ChEMBLdb in less than 35 hours.
Deployment of Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) pipelines
The e-Science Central platform provides the basis for the Cloud e-Genome project funded by the Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre and Microsoft Research.
XPS Spectra sharing service
The e-Science Central platform has been selected as the hosting provider for the XPS analysis service based at Newcastle University.