posts tagged ‘AWS’

ENCODE: A beachcomber’s guide to the genome

September 11th, 2012 by Will Spooner

ENCODE press coverage focused on their ‘de-junking’ of the genome. But semantic wrangling apart, what will the ENCODE legacy be?

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Storage at a glacial pace

August 30th, 2012 by Richard Holland

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

July 10th, 2012 by Will Spooner

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

May 28th, 2012 by Ivan Karabaliev

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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Ensembl and AWS: an Industrial Perspective

October 11th, 2011 by Will Spooner

The excellent AWS Case Study on Ensembl is of particular interest to us at Eagle, not only because Glenn Proctor has since joined us as Principal Consultant, but also because we also have extensive experience in deploying Ensembl on EC2. Our "Elastic Ensembl" was deployed in it's most sophisticated guise for Pistoia Sequence Services Phase…

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Genetics ‘cloud’ to create new opportunities for researchers and clinicians

September 8th, 2011 by Richard Holland

Gene sequencing and analysis could be dramatically speeded up, leading to patients receiving a quicker and more accurate diagnosis, thanks to research led by Eagle Genomics Ltd. Using cloud computing technology, the researchers have found they can slash the amount of time it takes to store the huge amounts of information produced when individual genes…

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Amazon AWS EC2 changing instance type

May 18th, 2011 by Madhu Donepudi

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

April 20th, 2011 by Richard Holland

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!

April 7th, 2011 by Richard Holland

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

April 4th, 2011 by Richard Holland

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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