The Promise of DNA-based Storage

January 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 ar Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Genomics Advances in Africa

December 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 Ge Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

QMachine Combines HPC with WWW

March 14, 2013

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

By Nicole Hemsoth

QMachine Combines HPC with WWW

March 14, 2013

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

By Nicole Hemsoth

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

July 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. Read more…

By Wolfgang Gentzsch

Computing Personal Genomics

June 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. Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

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. Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

Cloud to Improve Genomic Research at Spanish National Cancer Research Centre

January 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. Read more…

By Paul Parsons and Alfonso Olias

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