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High-Performance Virtual Machine Platform for Neuroimaging

NeuroVentures
Awarded in 2013

NeuroVentures Equipment Grant

Brian Wandell, Psychology
Robert Dougherty, Cognitive and Neurobiological Imaging Center
Gunnar Schaefer, Cognitive and Neurobiological Imaging Center

Brian Wandell, Robert Dougherty, and Gunnar Schaefer from Stanford’s Center for Cognitive and Neurobiological Imaging (CNI) will receive funding for a virtual machine server that will allow its research labs to better analyze their data sets. Each lab will be provided with its own virtual server, complete with pre-built analysis software and high-speed access to the existing neuroscience image management system data store. The new server will allow labs to share a single storage system, eliminating the need to move or copy large data sets for analysis. In addition, researchers will easily share data sets with collaborators by granting them access to their virtual machine. Virtual machines will be customized as needed to meet research needs. The equipment will be available to all CNI users, which includes almost 30 principal investigators from: Psychology, Psychiatry, Neurology, Electrical Engineering, Pediatrics, Biology, Communication, Education, and Ophthalmology.