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Downtime: Tues 9th Mar 2010 from 9am - 2pm

The Lonsdale and IITAC clusters will be brought offline during this period for a short reconfiguration. This is to address the slow I/O performance on some of the compute nodes.

Logins will be possible during this window, however queued jobs will not run.

All services will resume after this period.

Downtime: Monday 22nd Feb 2010 from 9am - 2pm

Due to a hardware failure (a dead Infiniband switch), all TCHPC clusters will have to be brought offline at the above time.

Logins will not be possible during this window, nor will jobs run.

We expect all services to resume on Monday afternoon.

TCHPC staff research features in new book on Biobank Governance published

The work of Dr. Geoff Bradley, TCHPC and other colleagues in Trinity College Dublin and University College Dublin on ensuring patient privacy in Biobank Information Management Systems is published in the book Principles and Practice in Biobank Governance, Jane Kaye and Mark Stranger, eds., Ashgate, ISBN 9780754678250, 2009.

Irish Times feature on TCHPC Health Informatics Project

A Biobank Information Management System is an information management system that allows researchers and clinicians to securely store and retrieve clinical information about donor patients linked to repositories of their biological samples. BIMS are powerful tools that speed up the research discovery process and help scientists develop new diagnostics and therapeutics for a given disease.

HRB Picture of Health 2009 features TCHPC delivered health information system

Created in October 2003, with funding from the Irish Cancer Society, the Prostate Cancer Research Consortium is a multi-disciplinary, trans-institutional collaboration bringing together researchers from University College Dublin, Trinity College Dublin, Royal College of Surgeons and Dublin City University to better understand the diagnosis and treatment for prostate cancer.