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CS Challenges in Constructing Genome Databases

Henning Hermjakob

EMBL - European Bioinformatics Institute

The European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI) is the central European repository and supplier of biology data services for both the academic and industrial R&D biosciences communities. Currently the EBI's services receive around one million requests per day, from approximately 200,000 unique hosts. In the past year usage has doubled, and this acceleration rate is typical of recent years. EBI maintains and develops more than a dozen databases, with contents ranging from a few hundred to 50.000.000 entries. We will provide an overview of the computational challenges faced by the EBI services and outline solution strategies. We will also provide a more detailed case study of a specific EBI project, and specify a couple of open problems in the form of student projects available at the EBI.

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