National Center for Genome Analysis Support

The mission of the National Center for Genome Analysis Support is to enable the biological research community of the US to analyze, understand, and make use of the vast amount of genomic information now available. NCGAS focuses particularly on transcriptome- and genome-level assembly, phylogenetics, metagenomics/transcriptomics and community genomics.

 

What we do

NCGAS is a collaboration between Indiana University and Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center that is focused on supporting researchers with genomics projects funded by the National Science Foundation or aligned with the NSF mission.  We provide computing resources, bioinformatics software, datasets, and consulting services to make it easier for scientists to do science.  To inquire about getting access to PSC and NCGAS resources, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Computing resources

We allocate time on Bridges, PSC's newest supercomputer.  Bridges is ideal for genomics research because it has:

  • Large memory nodes for de novo genome and transcriptome assembly; Bridges has dozens of nodes with 3TB of memory and  4 nodes with 12TB of memory
  • Web-based science gateways, like Galaxy, which provide intuitive interfaces for running complex scientific pipelines and workflows. PSC users can run jobs from https://galaxy.bridges.psc.edu. Trinity transcriptome assembly on Bridges is also supported without a PSC account from the main Galaxy site: https://usegalaxy.org 
  • Datasets hosted on Bridges' persistent file system, providing easy access to large data. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with inquiries about hosting data sets on Bridges.

Software

An extensive array of genomics software is installed on Bridges. See the complete list here.

Consulting services

NCGAS provides specialists with bioinformatics and computing expertise to help you in every phase of your research.  For access to NCGAS consulting services along with access to PSC compute systems, apply here. Additional information about NCGAS consulting services is available at ncgas.org.

Get started

Ready to request NCGAS resources? Sign up here.

 

Contact us

Questions? Contact genomics@psc.edu.

 

NCGAS partners

PSC partners with Indiana University in NCGAS.