John Boyle claimed in a Nature blog in July that biology needs to develop its own systems for managing big data, as none of the existing off-the-shelf solutions were suitable and in-house attempts are doomed to failure. As John mentions, a few..
This post reveals the secret behind Eagle's uncanny ability to rapidly develop and deploy highly efficient, flexible data processing pipelines on virtually any HPC infrastructure including Cloud. And the secret's simple; the secret (back to..
In part one of this short series of blog posts, I discussed the progress that we at Eagle have made in using various cloud services in the day-to-day running of our business.
What is GlusterFS?
I wanted to blog about this paper on crowdsourcing in bioinformatics but had great difficulty in finding any way of getting across the message without simply cutting-and-pasting the entire paper verbatim. Readers with an interest in the field would..
I recently had to write a Java web client to a external website with a self-signed certificate and secured with a private key. This was not something that I have done before; most of my work has been within company firewalls. There is a lot of..
Titus Brown writes a good blog, and so I am surprised that I didn't spot his December 2011 post on "Four reasons I won't use your sequence analysis pipeline" any earlier than I did. So, somewhat belatedly, here is my response to his excellent set of..