skip to primary navigation skip to content

IMS-MRL seminars are primarily for staff and invited guests. External events open to a wider audience are included where appropriate.

The IMS-MRL seminar series:  taking place weekly during term time, with occasional seminars from visiting scientists.


  • External Research Seminars (on Tuesdays at 1.15pm – invited audience only); – sponsored by Astra Zeneca


  • Internal ‘Research in Progress’ Seminars (on Tuesday at 1.15pm -staff only)


  • Internal ‘Hot Topics’ and ‘Technical’ Seminars (on Thursday at 2.30pm) for 1st year PhD and post-graduate students)


  • Mastering Academic Excellence in Metabolic Medicine (MAXIM), sponsored by Eli Lilly. (on Fridays at 1.15pm; sandwiches available from 1.00pm)
Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Pipeline-as-a-Service with Streamflow

February 12, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Prof. Marco Aldinucci of the Parallel Computing research group at the University of Torino. Hosted by the IMS-MRL Bioinformatics and Biostatistics Core.

Today, after 30 years of business-as-usual, High-Performance Computing (HPC) extending beyond traditional application fields. For years, HPC systems have fed on differential equations; the ability to calculate many mathematical operations per second (FLOPS) was the key to solving increasingly larger problems and finding ever more precise solutions. The explosion of data resulting from digital transformation has shifted the demand for HPC from traditional applications to methods for analyzing large amounts of data, from toggling absolute binary in the front panel of the machine to an ecosystem of high-level libraries and services on the cloud. In this talk, we present Streamflow, a novel Workflow Management System based on the CWL open standard to support the transition from application pipelines to modern, dockerized, portable, R/Jupyter-enabled Pipeline-as-Service for hybrid HPC-cloud systems (e.g., SLURM, K8S). Examples are single-cell pipelines, QuantumExpresso-as-a-service, the digital twins for seismic (SPECFEM3D, SPEED, OPENSEES), the universal pipelined for AI-enabled diagnosis of COVID-19 interstitial pneumonia.

Please contact Dr Davide Chiarugi for joining details.


February 12, 2021
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Event Category:


Via Zoom