Is Your Head in the Cloud? (Part 1)

Alphabet Soup: IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, OpEx, CapEx, oh my!

Over the last few years, cloud computing has become an integral element of the IT landscape. It's impossible to discuss new IT deployments without considering how cloud services may play a role. In the Life Sciences, especially with next generation sequencing[...]

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In the early days of next-generation sequencing, I was approached by a local R&D group about designing a cluster for their two new SOLiD instruments.  The budget was modest - tens of thousands of dollars - and the expectations were high - a run every ten days for each instrument, or one run a week for the lab.[...]

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Posted in Big Data, Bioinformatics, HPC, NGS

Raspberry PI Cluster Part 1

At Lab7, we develop code to manage the flow of data between tasks spread out across a cluster. Of course, having access to a cluster is a requirement for development and test, but as a young and mobile company we don’t necessarily want to be tied to an entrenched cluster, we are young and mobile after all.

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