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Title: Operation of the Australian Store.Synchrotron for macromolecular crystallography

The Store.Synchrotron service, a fully functional, cloud computing-based solution to raw X-ray data archiving and dissemination at the Australian Synchrotron, is described. The Store.Synchrotron service, a fully functional, cloud computing-based solution to raw X-ray data archiving and dissemination at the Australian Synchrotron, is described. The service automatically receives and archives raw diffraction data, related metadata and preliminary results of automated data-processing workflows. Data are able to be shared with collaborators and opened to the public. In the nine months since its deployment in August 2013, the service has handled over 22.4 TB of raw data (∼1.7 million diffraction images). Several real examples from the Australian crystallographic community are described that illustrate the advantages of the approach, which include real-time online data access and fully redundant, secure storage. Discoveries in biological sciences increasingly require multidisciplinary approaches. With this in mind, Store.Synchrotron has been developed as a component within a greater service that can combine data from other instruments at the Australian Synchrotron, as well as instruments at the Australian neutron source ANSTO. It is therefore envisaged that this will serve as a model implementation of raw data archiving and dissemination within the structural biology research community.
Authors:
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  1. Monash University, Clayton, Victoria 3800 (Australia)
  2. Australian Synchrotron, 800 Blackburn Road, Clayton, Victoria 3168 (Australia)
  3. The University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley 6009, Western Australia (Australia)
  4. Monash Bioinformatics Platform, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria 3800 (Australia)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22347753
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Acta Crystallographica. Section D: Biological Crystallography; Journal Volume: 70; Journal Issue: Pt 10; Other Information: PMCID: PMC4187999; PMID: 25286837; PUBLISHER-ID: dz5337; OAI: oai:pubmedcentral.nih.gov:4187999; Copyright (c) Meyer et al. 2014; This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Licence, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original authors and source are cited.; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
Denmark
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; CRYSTALLOGRAPHY; CRYSTALS; DIFFRACTION; IMAGES; IMPLEMENTATION; MATHEMATICAL SOLUTIONS; OPERATION; SOLUTIONS; SYNCHROTRONS