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eHive: An Artificial Intelligence workflow system for genomic analysis

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eHive: An Artificial Intelligence workflow system for genomic analysis
Background: The Ensembl project produces updates to its comparative genomics resources with each of its several releases per year. During each release cycle approximately two weeks are allocated to generate all the genomic alignments and the protein homology predictions. The number of calculations required for this task grows approximately quadratically with the number of species. We currently support 50 species in Ensembl and we expect the number to continue to grow in the future. Results: We present eHive, a new fault tolerant distributed processing system initially designed to support comparative genomic analysis, based on blackboard systems, network distributed autonomous agents, dataflow graphs and block-branch diagrams. In the eHive system a MySQL database serves as the central blackboard and the autonomous agent, a Perl script, queries the system and runs jobs as required. The system allows us to define dataflow and branching rules to suit all our production pipelines. We descr...
Jessica Severin, Kathryn Beal, Albert J. Vilella,
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Type Journal
Year 2010
Where BMCBI
Authors Jessica Severin, Kathryn Beal, Albert J. Vilella, Stephen Fitzgerald, Michael Schuster, Leo Gordon, Abel Ureta-Vidal, Paul Flicek, Javier Herrero
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