Individual CrashPlan Desktop Backup
We provide a desktop/laptop disaster backup solution for the BWH, MGH and McLean Research communities. This service is for backing up work-related data from Macintosh, Windows or Linux desktop or laptop computers. This system does not back up Partners “Standard” PC workstations. For a backup to complete, the computer must be connected to MGB’s Network either via a wired, wireless (PHSWIFI3) or while connected over VPN.
NOTE: The CrashPlan Backup system will only backup the user account from which you install the Crashplan backup software. If you need to backup a computer that has (multiple) user accounts (i.e ,shared computer) then please subscribe to our Shared/Lab Crashplan Desktop Backup Solution
To add an additional computer to be backed up just install the CrashPlan Software on the new computer using your Partners username and password. You do not need to subscribe again.
For more information, please go to Desktop Backup
Workstation CrashPlan Backup
Partners Research Computing Large Workstation backup solution for the BWH, MGH and McLean Research communities. This is for computers with 1 TB or more of data. This service is for backing Macintosh, Windows or Linux Servers or large workstation computers. This system does not back up Partners “Standard” PC workstations.
This solution will backup data you select to backup and requires custom username and password that we issue that is NOT your Partners username/password. When you signup you will receive an email with this information.
Cost: $5 per user per computer per month, plus $.0158 per GB per month
To add an additional computer to be backed up just install the CrashPlan Software on the new computer using the custom username and password you were sent. You do not need to subscribe again unless you want to create another account.
For more information, please go to Workstation Backup
Shared/Lab Crashplan Desktop Backup
Shared/Lab computer disaster backup solution for the BWH, MGH and McLean Research communities. This service is for backing up work related data from Macintosh, Windows or Linux desktop or laptop computers. This service backs up computers that have multiple user accounts. This system does not back up Partners “Standard” PC workstations.
Limited to 1 TB per Computer
This solution will backup all local user accounts and requires custom username and password that we issue that is NOT your Partners username/password.
Cost: $5 per user per computer per month.
To add an additional computer to be backed up just install the Crashplan Software on the new computer using the custom username and password you were sent. You do not need to subscribe again unless you want to create another account.
For more information, please go to Shared/Lab Backup
MGB’s usage of Google Cloud Platform/GCP is a direct extension of MGB’s network and is thereby capable of hosting/providing almost any service that would otherwise be provided in the internal network. In most cases, research workloads are best facilitated either by the on-prem HPC service or by the Terra subscription.
Terra is ‘research computing in the cloud’ powered by GCP and provided by the Broad Institute’s Data Science Platform team.
ERIS offers a variety of database services to meet your application needs. We provide the following databases for free up to 50GB in size.
FileMaker Server 17, Microsoft SQL 2012, MySQL 6, PostgreSQL 9.5.2 and Oracle 11g RAC cluster
For more information, please go to Database & Data Services
Server Host Provisioning
The baseline “server” in DIPR is a virtual guest operating system carved out of our VMWare cluster. To maximize flexibility, ERIS maintains all non-essential OS services (i.e structured and non-structured data services) outside of the ESX cluster.
The vast majority of customers should be able to fit into one of our 2 no-cost configurations for VMWare guests. Currently, OS configurations are based on Linux OS’s (CentOS or Ubuntu), although requests for Windows or other operating systems will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis:
SMALL: 64-bit CentOS 8 with 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB local disk space – a customer can have 2 of these at no cost (per fund number)
MEDIUM: 64-bit CentOS 8 with 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB local disk space – a customer can have 1 of these at no cost (per fund number)
CUSTOM: Systems requiring different OS configurations or larger resource allocations – we will determine in the customer conversation whether more than a SMALL or MEDIUM configuration is required and create a CUSTOM VM on request.
For more information, please go to Virtual Server
Server Host - Add more Memory RAM
If you have an existing ERIS DIPR VM Server and you would like to increase the amount of RAM. Please click on the Order button.
GraphPad Prism Software combines scientific graphing, comprehensive curve fitting (nonlinear regression), understandable statistics, and data organization into one package. The software is supported on Macintosh and Windows platform. License activation is per computer. All licenses expire annually on August 31, regardless of date of purchase; there is no prorating.
The system combines the power and flexibility of a user-driven freezer management system with the solid foundation of a relational database.
- Centrally hosted by Partners with daily backups
- Tracks what is being stored, moved, thawed and tested
- View sample inventory
- Provides batch data entry and update records
- Offers numerous options for viewing and exporting data
- Is able to print bar code labels and ship samples to outside organizations
- Controls access to data on an authorized user, per lab basis
- Provides a complete audit trail that complies with 21 CFR Part 11
EndNote is reference management software, used to manage bibliographies and references when writing essays and articles.
MATLAB is a numerical computing environment developed by MathWorks. MATLAB allows matrix manipulations, plotting of functions and data, implementation of algorithms, the creation of user interfaces, and interfacing with programs written in other languages, including C, C++, and Fortran. The license works on both Macintosh, Linux and Windows computers.
Stata is a complete, integrated statistical software package that provides tools for analysis, data management, and graphics. The license works on both Macintosh and Windows computers.
SAS is available for researchers to purchase from the Research Computing. SAS licenses are automatically renewed annually on April 1st; license cost will be prorated after September 30.The Research Computing Core offers three options for running SAS: on Citrix, on Server, or on Desktop.
FlowJo is the leading analysis platform for single-cell flow cytometry analysis. Flowjo licenses expire annually on September 14th, regardless of purchase date; there is no prorating.
BioRender is a web-based application to help scientists create and share beautiful, professional scientific figures. BioRender licenses expire annually on April 30th, regardless of purchase date; there is no prorating.
JMP and JMP Pro are available for researchers to purchase from the Research Computing Core. JMP is only available as a desktop install. Installations are available for Windows and MacOS. After installation, JMP does not need a network connection. JMP is an annual cost of $500; JMP Pro is an annual cost of $3,000 per license; there is no prorating. Licenses are renewed annually on August 1.
O’Reilly (Safari) Books Online is a an online database that compiles thousands of books and training videos designed for technology, IT and management professionals to search for reliable, definitive answers to mission-critical questions. Access is available on both Mac and Windows OS. O’Reilly licenses are $340 and auto-renew annually, based on date of purchase.
Research Interactive Storage
Research Interactive Storage is a low-cost, pay as you go storage solution ideal for researchers whose work generates large data sets that then need to be analyzed by investigators. Please note which choice you are requesting.
The solution has three different choices to access the storage:
1. RFA: Network File Storage accessible from Macintosh or Windows computers
2. RFA NFS: Network File Storage accessible from a Linux Computer
3. DIPR Storage: Additional Storage for your VM
For more information, please go to Research Interactive Storage
The BriefCASE storage option is high performance storage attached to the ERISOne Cluster which supports large scale parallel processing of genomic and medical imaging data sets. BriefCASE storage is issued to Lab groups as a shared resource per Lab group or per project and can scale from 200GB to 50+ TB.
Data protection is provided by daily snapshots that retain deleted or changed files for 2-7 days depending on recent activity. Data folders under 5TB may be eligible for tape backup, on request.
CloudVault is ideal for data that must be encrypted and for data that needs additional layers of protection to prevent loss. The features of CloudVault meet the needs of labs and departments with high-level security requirements driven by data sensitivity or contractual agreements. This petabyte-scale, file-based storage solution exposes the high capacity and multi-site replicated capabilities of new storage systems without complexity. Data stored in CloudVault is backed up offsite in a secure, cloud repository. More info at our website
Cloud Bucket Storage
Cloud Bucket is ideal for web applications requiring object-storage or for archiving files which are infrequently modified.
This petabyte-scale, object-based storage solution has multi-site replication capabilities built in and is accessible via Amazon S3 and OpenStack Swift compatible tools and APIs. Multi-site replication allows for loss of an entire site while protecting your data in two different DataCenter more than 50 miles apart.
The Massive Array of Disks (MAD) service is archival solution that is cost-effective, massively scalable, tiered of storage that is centrally located within the highly secure PHS Data Center. This tier of storage should be considered for data that needs to be kept online and accessible but does not require frequent access or connection to applications that will operate on this data. MAD targets data that is written once and read seldom, where the files typically undergo little to no changes over time. The data’s utility is high enough, however, that it needs to remains on-line and accessible for an extended period of time.