Today the two supercomputers Bianca and Rackham are inaugurated at Uppsala University. Bianca, that will store data from human samples, will be available for researchers at SciLifeLab and their partners via SNIC through the National Bioinformatics Infrastructure Sweden (NBIS) platform at SciLifeLab.
“These new compute and storage resources will enable SciLifeLab researchers to carry out complex and demanding analysis of data from large studies, including those that comprise sensitive information.” said Ola Spjuth, Head of Facility at Bioinformatics Compute and Storage at NBIS.
Bianca is Sweden’s first computer system for secure processing of large-scale sensitive data. Bianca will primarily be used to analyze human genomic (DNA) data. It is therefore important that storage and handling of data is done in such a way that no third party can get access to it. New technical solutions have been developed and licenses have been produced which regulate the use of data in accordance with the Swedish Personal Data Act. Bianca is part of a larger project, SNIC SENS, with funding from the Swedish Research Council and the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation.
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