I recently had the opportunity to present a brief overview of some of the work that BioTeam has been doing with the New York Genome Center. The format was a “webinar,” sponsored by Aspera and hosted by Bio-IT World. I spoke briefly about the data motion needs of the center. The most interesting piece to me was an example where we achieved sustained data transfers of 700Mb/sec coast to coast over the commercial internet. At those data rates we do not need to rely on primitive hacks like fedexing hard disks. Michelle Munson, CEO of Aspera, spoke second. She explained how their software works as well as some of their plans for the future.
The entire presentation is available Under this link.
My slides are available as a PDF: 2012 Aspera Webinar