Breakthrough research

Google Cloud helps you move more quickly from bold ideas to big discoveries by speeding up analysis, enabling seamless collaboration across institutions, and providing access to powerful datasets.

Advanced computing

Extend your campus high performance computing (HPC) to gain on-demand elasticity and consistent performance in a highly available environment. Let us focus on your infrastructure so you can focus on your research.

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  • Narrowed 680 million possible drug compounds to ~120 promising candidates

  • Work that used to take a year now completed in 24 hours

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High performance computing

There are no limits to your academic researchers’ ambitions. And when they're backed by Google Cloud’s state-of-the-art infrastructure, you can help them achieve more by accelerating the most complex HPC workloads.

Genomics and life sciences

Big genomic data is real and growing, with petabytes rapidly becoming exabytes. With Google Cloud you can store, analyze, and share large, complex datasets seamlessly at scale.

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  • TOPMed’s whole genome sequencing has already identified 600 million variants

  • Generated three petabytes of highly compressed data

Bioinformatics and medical imaging

Google Cloud is working with the research community, clinicians, and imaging specialists to uncover cures to infectious diseases and help derive new insights that help advance healthcare research and care.

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  • Sought a way to improve data processing time

  • Reduced feedback time from two weeks to three hours

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partner
Flywheel

Google Cloud partner Flywheel is transforming research productivity, collaboration, and reproducibility with a next-generation platform for imaging and machine learning in life sciences, clinical, and academic research.

Scientific research

Today’s researchers utilize Google Cloud for lightning-fast speed, vast data storage, and intensive processing power to advance discoveries for climate, physics, chemistry, anatomy, astronomy, and more.

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  • The University of South Carolina generates $250M in sponsored research awards

  • Using Google Cloud, lab cut its data processing time from three months to 16 hours

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Solution
High performance computing

There are no limits to your academic researchers’ ambitions. And when they're backed by Google Cloud’s state-of-the-art infrastructure, you can help them achieve more by accelerating the most complex HPC workloads.

Tutorial
Slurm for HPC Clusters

Higher Ed researchers are taking advantage of Slurm for workload management.

Integrated data and insights

Moving from a traditional data warehouse to Google Cloud means faster data queries to accelerate new discoveries, scalable storage to meet research demands, and reduced costs.

Health datacompass lab preview
Google Cloud powers the Health Data Compass data warehouse to personalize diagnosis and treatment and develop new therapies.

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  • Reduced data query times by 97% to enhance care

  • Computation times reduced from eight hours to 15 minutes

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Solution
Data warehouse modernization

As a modern and serverless data warehouse solution, BigQuery addresses your current analytics demands while scaling as your data needs grow.