The Computational Biology (OpenCB) open-source software initiative implements different high-performance and scalable open-source projects for the analysis of high-throughput genomic data.
OpenCB projects are developed and maintained by researchers of different universities and big projects such as University of Cambridge and Genomics England. OpenCB is open-source and freely available at https://github.com/opencb
OpenCB provides advanced open-source software for the analysis of high-throughput genomic data. Over the last decade, advances in high-throughput sequencing technologies have produced data at an unprecedented scale and bioinformatics pipelines have subsequently encountered huge difficulties in storage and analysis of vast amounts of biological data. Biology has joined the big data era and faces new challenges such as the storage, analysis, search, sharing and visualization of data that require new solutions.
OpenCB is organized in four different sub-projects according to which problem they try to solve, this organization also helps to the development of the software as each of these subprojects share the same programming language and computing technologies that allow to get the best performance in each of them.