Kiwi Innovation Software 'Geneious' Selected as Top Choice for National Science and Research Network

Biomatters has learned their flagship application Geneious is the top choice for the New Zealand national science and research network. Biomatters, working with the Bioinformatics Institute at The University of Auckland will further develop Geneious to take advantage of the new high speed network, KAREN (Kiwi Advanced Research and Education Network), to enhance the application for advanced bioinformatic analyses. This work is supported by a grant received from REANNZ (Research and Education Advanced Network New Zealand Ltd).

The KAREN network is an information and communications technology providing high capacity, ultra high-speed connectivity for thousands of researchers and educators across New Zealand. Any member institution can use KAREN to connect to any other member or to collaborators on other advanced networks internationally.

Geneious will provide the individual student and researcher with a 'world-first' tool that overcomes the major limitations of current bioinformatics grid portals by coupling desktop data organization and grid-enhanced data analysis. This represents an innovative next-step in the development of Geneious as a grid-enabled software solution.

Data can be transferred through KAREN at up to 10 gigabits a second (10,000 times the speed of a standard broadband connection). This will allow researchers to exchange large volumes of data quickly over long distances, and gain access to international scientific projects for collaboration.

KAREN will provide world-class technology to universities and science institutions helping them to attract and retain the best students and staff internationally and abroad. KAREN and Geneious have opened exciting new frontiers for New Zealand's research, education and innovation sectors.

Biomatters plans to build on its achievements with Geneious for KAREN by pitching to other large science-grid networks internationally.

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