CSC offers cloud computing services to global COVID-19 biohackaton

07 Apr 2020 | Network Updates | Update from CSC – IT CENTER FOR SCIENCE
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The ELIXIR & European Bioinformatics Communities are organising the Global COVID-19 Biohackathon on 5.-11.4.2020. 

The goal of the biohackathon is to create a cohesive effort and work on tooling for COVID-19 analysis. This biohackathon will lead to more readily data accessibility, protocols, computational analysis tools, protein predictions etc. The participants will also push for policy change where it comes to non-public or hard to access data.

Anyone can join and contribute. This is a good opportunity for researchers in universities, universities of applied sciences and research institutions and CSC's specialists to join forces, utilise their expertise and fight against the pandemic. Also this provides Finnish researchers a way to connect to global developer and data analyst community.

CSC participates in this hackathon by offering access to its state-of-the-art cloud computing and data lake services for hackathon participants.

  • cPouta IaaS cloud service access
  • Allas Object Storage service access
  • Rahti Container cloud service access
  • CWL workflow execution pipeline on Rahti*
  • Galaxy pulsar service via cPouta

under preparation

There are already over 150 participants globally who have registered for the hackathon. For new registrations, one needs to contact the organising team. More information and contact details of organising team are at

More information at CSC

Shubham Kapoor
Team Lead, Cloud Solutions
Tel: +358-504284065
E-mail  [email protected]

Tommi Nyrönen
Program Director
ELIXIR node Finland
Mobile: +358503819511
[email protected]

This article was first published on 27 March by CSC.

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