At the end of 2014 BULL has finalized genomic pipeline installation known as OMICS master at czech National Supercomputer Center in Ostrava (IT4I).

Beside cyber security activities BULL focuses in Life Science area, specifically in genomics. BULL at the end of 2014 has implemented its genomics software package, so called genomics pipeline (OMICS MASTER) at Czech National Supercomputer Center in Ostrava (IT4I).

This project is focused to human genomics research (disease causing gene discovery in whole human genome or exome) or diagnosis (variant discovery through panel sequencing), that are nowadays the most frequent usages. The deployed pipeline carries out the intensive tasks associated to the processing of data coming from the next generation sequencing technologies, offering to the final user a flexible and powerful environment for gene and variant discovery to allow the study of families or the design of case/control experiments. Moreover, this pipeline deploys the environment for the storage of the sequences and a tool for the design and usage of diagnostic panels.

Deployed solution can be used by research organizations focused to human genome research as well as by specialized hospitals departments.

About BULL company

BULL is the trusted partner for enterprise data. The Group, which is firmly established in the Cloud, in Big Data and Security, integrates and manages high-performance systems and end-to-end security solutions. BULL’s offerings enable its customers to process all the data at their disposal, creating new types of demand. BULL converts data into value for organisations in a completely secure manner.

BULL currently employs around 9,200 people across more than 50 countries, with over 700 staff totally focused on R&D. In 2013, BULL recorded revenues of €1.3 billion.

About IT4Innovations

The IT4Innovations National Supercomputing Center executes research particularly in the fields of supercomputing and embedded computing systems. The center operates the state-of-the-art technologies and services in these fields and makes them accessible to Czech and international research teams from the academia as well as industry. Currently, the center operates the Anselm supercomputer. The Salomon supercomputer, which will be launched in first half of 2015, will rank among the TOP 100 supercomputers in the world.

Since its establishment, the center has been a part of PRACE, an international network of supercomputing centers, and its team members are internationally recognized experts. Project partners include VSB – Technical University of Ostrava, University of Ostrava, Silesian University in Opava, Brno University of Technology, and Institute of Geonics of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic. The IT4Innovations National Supercomputing Center establishment is funded by the Operational Program Research and Development for Innovations, 85% funded from EU structural funds and 15% from the state budget of the Czech Republic.