NGS 101: Biology is a BIG Data Problem

In a previous post, we talked about sequencing as a big data problem, with our focus on the scale of data generated by sequencing instruments. In this post, we'll look at the problem from the context of biology to help understand the fundamental reasons why sequencing will always be a big data problem.


Posted in NGS

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. Some[...]


Posted in Big Data, Bioinformatics, HPC, NGS

(First of all, let me welcome you to the Lab7 Systems blog, which will be full of our thoughts, insights, and musings for the scientific community and our users.  Enjoy the ride with us! – Varshal)


Posted in Big Data, Bioinformatics, NGS