Genomics Data Network
A new high-capacity data network for scientists to help battle cancer and combat the COVID-19 crisis.Learn more
LMT and MikroTik have joined forces to provide a high-capacity data network to Latvian scientists. The network offers a 10 Gbps data transfer rate that significantly decreases the amount of time needed for genome data relocation.
The digital size of a genome is measurable in hundreds of gigabytes, and increasing the data transfer rate can significantly accelerate the work of scientists battling with COVID-19 as well as conducting research projects on cancer and other severe diseases.
Enabling scientists with such a high-capacity data network is a significant step towards further development of 5G solutions for medical and scientific purposes.
Members of the GDN working group
Lauris CikovskisDirector of RTU HPC
John TullyCEO of SIA Mikrotīkls
Jānis GrēviņšDirector of RBS
Ingmārs PūķisBoard member of LMT
Zigmunds ZitmanisDirector of IT at RSU
Dāvids FridmanisPhD Senior Researcher Latvian Biomedical Research and Study Center
Rolands LappuķeExternal Smart Technology Adviser to the President of Latvia
With equipment donated by MikroTik and fiber connection provided by LMT, these facilities become a part of a single high-speed network.
Previously, the procedure of genome data transfer took several days, which was sometimes sped up by physically transporting the data between locations on external drives. Now the digital transfer of a single COVID-19 genome project takes mere minutes.Show map
Speed & upgrade plans
Data from a single genome takes up at least 100-400 gigabytes. Genomic data transfer can now be done within a few minutes. Here is the GDN performance progress so far:
- 5 Gbps connection between MGI and RTU
- 10 Gbps connection between all other institutions
- 100 Gbps upgrade in progress
- 1 Gbps connection to the Internet
In the near future, the network will be upgraded to a 100 Gbps data transfer rate, using MikroTik devices that will be released soon.
You can use GDN to connect to the High performance computing (HPC) cluster.
10G login node: rtuhpc-1.gdn.lv
100G login node: rtuhpc-2.gdn.lv
Galaxy is an open platform for supporting data intensive research with focus on biomedical data (for example, genome, transcriptome, proteome) analyses. The analyses can be performed using graphical tools and hence could be easily performed also by non-bioinformaticians. Access to this galaxy can be requested by sending an email to email@example.com. You should be able to auto-register also with your RTU HPC cluster credentials. Any requests regarding tools or reference datasets can be sent to support e-mail as well.
Login node: galaxy.gdn.lv