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Do web services go to heaven?

July 11, 2010 / no comments / in Bioinformatics / by Richard Holland

Sebastian Schultheiss talked at BOSC 2010 about the lack of maintenance of bioinformatics web services after the paper that describes them has been published. This also applies to bioinformatics software in general. What happens when the PhD that..

To cloud or not to cloud

July 10, 2010 / no comments / in AWS, Bioinformatics, Cloud, EC2 / by Richard Holland

Today was the 1st day of the 2 day Bioinformatics Open Source Conference (BOSC) 2010, held in Boston MA. The variety of topics covered during the 1st day was huge, but here are some highlights.

Random bash shell tidbits

This is probably common knowledge, but worth repeating since it saves so much time.

Creating Amazon EC2 AMIs - the basics

This morning at the Codefest 2010 I was asked to give an impromptu presentation about the basics of getting an EC2 image up and running. Here is a brief summary of how it all works, using the command-line tools. Of course you can use the EC2 console..

What does Eagle actually do?

Good question! I've been asked it a few times this morning so here's an attempt at a quick overview. Metaphors will abound.

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