Neil Robertson/Will Rayner: 18th October 2018
Please find our Chipendium beta deployment here.
Chipendium can identify the most likely microarray platform and current strand from your Illumina chip metadata. Knowing the correct platform and strand are essential for using Will Rayner's Strand Website
If you do encounter any issues or have any queries, or if you have useful feedback to offer, please find contact information at the foot of the page.
Presented at ASHG 2018, the Chipendium service (STAASIS) has been written by Will Rayner as an extension of his Strand Website
The service is a long-running Perl process, that holds an in-memory catalogue of 166 (Oct 2018) microarray platforms When your BIM/TXT file is submitted, the service will cross-reference the marker ids against this catalogue to idenfity the most likely chip platform.
A separate Perl process is able to analyse your allele data, where available, to determine the current strand of your data.
The middleware component is a Servlet running in Apache Tomcat, and uses the Java WebSocket 1.1 API for asynchronous communication with the client. It buffers uploaded files on disk and holds each request in a queue until the service becomes available, communicating with the service over TCP/IP.
Initial deployment on McCarthy Group servers.
Chipendium is being actively developed so please be sure to report any issues.
We have Chipendium running on an internal McCarthy Group server. This server should be available 24/7, if it isn't then the software may need a restart; this is a beta version!
Please refer any issues or queries to: