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The Promise of DNA-based Storage

Jan 16, 2014 |

…or How to Put the Internet in a Van… One of the foremost issues facing science and industry today is storing the ever-increasing amounts of data that are created globally. Google’s Eric Schmidt claims that every two days humanity generates as much information as it did from the dawn of civilization up until 2003. There Read more…

Genomics Advances in Africa

Dec 12, 2013 |

Scientists at Stellenbosch University (SU) in Africa have completed the first sequencing of the human genome on that continent with the help of a 5500xl Next Generation Sequencer, nicknamed MegaMind. This achievement was featured in a recent issue of Quest: Science for South Africa, a popular science magazine, published each quarter by the Academy of Read more…

QMachine Combines HPC with WWW

Mar 14, 2013 |

QMachine leverages the processing power of Web browsers to create a commodity supercomputer.

QMachine Combines HPC with WWW

Mar 14, 2013 |

QMachine leverages the processing power of Web browsers to create a commodity supercomputer.

In the Wake of the Higgs Boson: Helix Nebula – The Science Cloud

Jul 9, 2012 |

Announced earlier this year, the pan-European cloud computing project, Helix Nebula – the Science Cloud, brings together select IT service providers with leading research institutions, CERN, the European Space Agency (ESA), and the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL). Representatives from all three centers will take part in a joint keynote session at the ISC Cloud conference, taking place this September in Mannheim, Germany. In this brief Q&A, they share their perspectives on the initiative and provide an outline of what’s to come.

Computing Personal Genomics

Jun 2, 2011 |

The notion of “personal genomics” has generated a great deal of buzz over the last several years but according to one researcher, many of the promises that lie at the “plateau of productivity” for this technology are tied to some significant computational-side complexities.

Opening Sequences for HPC on Demand

May 11, 2011 |

Next-generation sequencing has opened a world of possibilities for science and medicine, but for providers of remote high performance computing like Penguin Computing via its HPC on demand service, the new world of massive genomics analytics has opened other doors–for researchers and their own business model.

Cloud to Improve Genomic Research at Spanish National Cancer Research Centre

Jan 13, 2011 |

The need to analyze increasingly large amounts of genomics and proteomics data has meant that research institutions such as the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO) allocate an increasing amount of to time and budget provisioning, as well as managing and maintaining their scientific computing infrastructure, areas that not their core business. A European IT company, powered by AWS is showing how cloud computing can mitigate these problems and get researchers back to their mission.