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Posts Tagged : AWS

Storage at a glacial pace

Amazon's announcement of its new Glacier storage service last week was a great example of a company listening to the needs of its customers then acting accordingly. I should have blogged about it already, but was waiting to read up on the details a bit first to see if it could actually be applicable to…

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A comparison of traditional vs. cloud HPC

Strait of Magellan Oil Platforms. SpecMode CC BY-SA-3.0 One area where the cloud is receiving a lot of attention is in High Performance Compute (HPC). From a sheer number of cores perspective, the scalability of some platforms, such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), has been proven. See Cycle Computing's 50,000 node virtual supercomputer for example. But HPC is…

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Eagle presenting at Introduction to AWS

On 30th May Wednesday in Cambridge, at the Introduction to Amazon Web Services (AWS), Will Spooner will be presenting a case study on how Eagle used AWS to transform Unilever informatics and speed up their research by 20 times. The event will take half a day, beginning with an introduction of AWS and how to…

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Amazon AWS EC2 changing instance type

If you haven't noticed, AWS recently announced a feature to change the type of instance on EBS backed instances. This feature is particularly useful if you want to add more computing power to an instance to perform certain task and then can scale it down once the task is done (it is all about using…

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Eagle Genomics sponsors BOSC 2011

CAMBRIDGE, 20th April 2010: Open Source software has flourished in the bioinformatics community for well over a decade. When the first BOSC (Bioinformatics Open Source Conference) was held in 2000, there were already a number of popular open source bioinformatics packages, and the number and range of these projects has increased dramatically since then. One…

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Symposium success!

Well that went better than could be hoped for! The 1st Eagle Genomics Symposium ("Provisioning Bioinformatics For The Next Decade – Are We Prepared?") proceeded very smoothly with a wide variety of interesting talks and plenty of discussions and networking taking place during the breaks. The delegates came from across Europe and included a number…

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VMware in the cloud

Amazon currently permits VMware users to import their existing VMware images and convert them into AWS-compatible AMIs. There are only three caveats: (a) the machine must be shut down before importing, (b) it must have less than 1TB of virtual harddrive, and (c) it must be running Windows Server 2008. That last caveat is the…

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