Tag: bioinformatics

The Week in HPC Research

Mar 21, 2013 |

<img src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/Cloud_Storage_and_Bioinformatics_in_a_private_cloud_Fig._3_150x.png” alt=”” width=”95″ height=”95″ />The top research stories of the week include an evaluation of sparse matrix multiplication performance on Xeon Phi versus four other architectures; a survey of HPC energy efficiency; performance modeling of OpenMP, MPI and hybrid scientific applications using weak scaling; an exploration of anywhere, anytime cluster monitoring; and a framework for data-intensive cloud storage.

Can Google’s Page Ranking Algorithm Cure Cancer?

May 23, 2012 |

Computational biologists tweak PageRank to correlate protein markers with disease progression.

Vendors Demo Next-Gen Sequencing Platforms for Pharma

May 14, 2012 |

During the second annual Pistoia Alliance conference, three teams demonstrated their newly-implemented cloud-based next-generation sequencing platforms.

CycleCloud BigScience Challenge Boosts Stem Cell Research

Mar 13, 2012 |

Cycle Computing has proclaimed the winner of the 2011 CycleCloud BigScience Challenge. Victor Ruotti, a computational biologist at the Morgridge Institute for Research, will receive $10,000 in credit from Cycle Computing and four hours of CycleCloud engineering support, plus an additional $2,500 in credit from Amazon Web Services. The award will be used for cutting-edge stem cell research.

Thus Begins the Era of the $1,000 Genome

Jan 11, 2012 |

The latest DNA sequencers can map a human genome in a single day, but useful analysis of the results will still be a bottleneck.

Genomics Drowning in Data

Dec 1, 2011 |

The data deluge of sequenced DNA is overwhelming scientists who want to make sense of all of it.

Nimbix Aims to Accelerate HPC Cloud Adoption

Nov 23, 2011 |

It’s been a little over a year since Nimbix announced the initial beta launch of its Nimbix Accelerated Compute Cloud (NACC). During the SC11 show in Seattle last week, HPC in the Cloud sat down with Nimbix Co-Founder and CEO Steve Hebert to find out where the company fits in with the small-but-growing stable of cloud providers who specialize in supporting HPC workloads.

Bioinformatics Cloud Refines Research

Aug 22, 2011 |

A recent project at the Ohio State University sought to remove key barriers to effective, timely bioinformatics research via a cloud project designed to cull and ‘translate’ data for more rapid analysis and use.

Cloud-Driven Tools from Microsoft Research Target Earth, Life Sciences

Oct 19, 2010 |

Last week at their eScience Workshop at the University of California, Berkeley Microsoft Research announced two key technological progress points related to their Azure cloud. The advancements are currently serving researchers in ecological studies as well as biology and further demonstrate the potential of their cloud offering in further scientific computing projects.

Life Sciences in San Diego Gets Analytical

Apr 14, 2010 |

A chat with Paul Rejto, head of Computational Biology at Pfizer Oncology.