Section: Application Domains
Large-scale data management is certainly one of the most important applications of distributed systems in the future. Bioinformatics is a field producing such kinds of applications. For example, DNA sequencing applications make use of MapReduce skeletons.
The Avalon team is a member of BioSyL (http://www.biosyl.org ), a Federative Research Structure attached to University of Lyon. It gathers about 50 local research teams working on systems biology. Moreover, the team cooperates with the French Institute of Biology and Chemistry of Proteins (IBCP http://www.ibcp.fr ) in particular through the ANR MapReduce project where the team focuses on a bio-chemistry application dealing with protein structure analysis. These collaborations bring scientific applications that are both dynamic and data-intensive.