As the EASIH is part of the University of Cambridge we have access to one of the best computing facilities in the country. The system has in total 2340 3.0 GHz Intel Woodcrest cores with 4.6 TB of total memory and is regularly upgraded to meet the growing demands of its users. This not only gives us a flexible compute service but also a very cost effective one, meaning we can save you money when it comes to analysing your data.
In addition to the analysis tools provided by vendors we also use a wide range of publicly available software tools for read mapping, variation determination, peak calling and other applications. We are happy to discuss analysis requirements in the planning stage of your experiment.
We appreciate that your data is precious and may include results for clinical samples. During the generation and analysis of data at EASIH we always ensure security of that information is maintained. Delivery of your data will be determined based on the volume of data to be returned but may be via secure FTP site, encrypted hard drive or other appropriate method. Should your data need to be archived in a central repository such as "European Nucleotide Archive" we can assist with that. Our standard procedure is to store customer data locally for one month but if you would like us to keep it longer we can arrange for secure, backed up storage.
In addition to using third party tools, we developed a tool called "VcfView" at EASIH.