Object Storage Beta


UK Object Storage Beta


Q: What is object storage?

A: Object storage is a storage architecture that manages data as objects, as opposed to other storage architectures like file systems which manage data as a files or block storage, which manages data as blocks within sectors and tracks.

Q: How do I use object storage?

A: Our support page provides information on several object clients.

Q: How much storage can I use during the beta?

A: There are no quota limits on accounts during the beta.

Q: How do I create an account?

A: Accounts for the beta test can be created on our accounts site.

Q: How will to beta last?

A: The beta ends June 2017

Q: What happens to my account and data after the beta period?

A: The system will be rebuilt and all data and accounts will be lost without possibility of recovery.

Q: What data should I store in the object system during the beta period?

A: You must follow all university computing policies.

Q: Why are you doing this?

A: We want you to break the system now instead of later 🙂

Genomics Processing System

Grants & Projects

Constellation: A secure self-optimizing framework for genomic processing


The Constellation framework is designed for process automation, secure workload distribution, and performance optimization for genomic processing. The goal of Constellation is to provide a flexible platform for the processing of custom ”write once run anywhere” genomic pipelines, across a range of computational resources and environments, through the agent-based management of genomic processing containers. An implementation of the Constellation framework is currently in use at the University of Kentucky Medical Center for clinical diagnostic and research genomic processing.
Published in: e-Health Networking, Applications and Services (Healthcom), 2016 IEEE 18th International

Date of Conference: 14-16 Sept. 2016
Date Added to IEEE Xplore: 21 November 2016
ISBN Information:
Electronic ISBN: 978-1-5090-3370-6
Print on Demand(PoD) ISBN: 978-1-5090-3371-3

DOI: 10.1109/HealthCom.2016.7749534
Publisher: IEEE

Bumgardner, VK Cody, et al. “Constellation: A secure self-optimizing framework for genomic processing.” e-Health Networking, Applications and Services (Healthcom), 2016 IEEE 18th International Conference on. IEEE, 2016.