Transitioning from Big Data to Discovery: Data Management as a Keystone Analytics Strategy

April 9, 2018

The past 10-15 years has seen a stark rise in the density, size, and diversity of scientific data being generated in every scientific discipline in the world. Key among the sciences has been the explosion of laboratory technologies that generate large amounts of data in life-sciences and healthcare research. Large amounts of data are now being stored in very large storage name spaces, with little to no organization and a general unease about how to approach analyzing it. Read more…

By Ari Berman, BioTeam, Inc.

Profile of a Data Science Pioneer

June 28, 2016

As he approaches retirement, Reagan Moore reflects on SRB, iRODS, and the ongoing challenge of helping scientists manage their data. In 1994, Reagan Moore managed the production computing systems at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC), a job that entailed running and maintaining huge Cray computing systems as well as networking, archival storage, security, job scheduling, and visualization systems. At the time, research was evolving from analyses done by individuals on single computers into a collaborative activity using distributed, interconnected and heterogeneous resources. Read more…

By Karen Green, RENCI

Matching the Use Case to Architecture is Critical in Life Science

October 21, 2015

Getting useful information from life sciences laboratory data in a timely manner requires selecting a suitable architecture that brings together complementary c Read more…

By Louis Vistola

Exploring Large Data for Scientific Discovery

August 27, 2015

A curse of dealing with mounds of data so massive that they require special tools, said computer scientist Valerio Pascucci, is if you look for something, you will probably find it, thus injecting bias into the analysis. Read more…

By Scott Gibson, Communications Specialist, University of Tennessee

Data Management in Times of Disaster

April 4, 2014

When natural disaster strikes – be it a flood, an earthquake or a tsunami – every second counts. Just as emergency teams must be ready to go in a moment's Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Blue Waters Supercomputer to Use Grid-Based File Service

January 25, 2012

NCSA chooses Globus Online as big data mover. Read more…

By Michael Feldman

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