Our goal is to build a unique and integrated platform to help researchers analyze their bioinformatics data in an easy and efficient way.

Shafeeq Poolat, IT Administrator – High Performance Computing Research Branch, Biomedical Informatic

Business Challenge story

To enhance healthcare, Sidra supports initiatives such as the Qatar Genome Programme, which aims to deliver personalized care. How could Sidra facilitate research into thousands of genome sequences?


Sidra worked with IBM to build a shared, centralized compute and storage infrastructure that enables fast access to the data and analytics tools scientists need to conduct ground-breaking research.


Scientists gain ready access to bioinformatics data and Sidra’s high-performance infrastructure reduces time-to-completion for hundreds of thousands of analytical jobs by maximizing resource use.

Solution Category

  • Systems Hardware
  • Systems Software
  • Solution Components

    • Educ: Innovation in Research
    • IBM Power Systems
    • LS: Clinical Genomics
    • LS: Research and Development
    • Spectrum Archive
    • Spectrum LSF
    • Spectrum Scale
    • Storage
    • Storage: IBM FlashSystem Solution
    • Storage: IBM Storwize V7000