BioExcel: An Introduction
An overview of the BioExcel Project.
BioExcel is based on improving three aspects of biomolecular research. Firstly, improving the performance and scalability of the most commonly used software, such as GROMACS (www.gromacs.org), HADDOCK (www.haddocking.org) and CPMD (www.cpmd.org), to take advantage of next-gen HPC systems and the expected increase in the amount of data produced. It’s also important to improve how easy it is for users to access and use these types of software. Not all researchers have experience in efficiently handling data and software. BioExcel aims to provide customisable workflow environments, which will allow relatively novice HPC/HTC users take advantage of the analysis software provided in ways that suit their specific research. In addition to this, hands-on training and public webinars are already underway, aiming to teach researchers best practices and how to best utilise the software and resources available.