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Lots more data collected over the weekend as we were finally able to run bonnie++ against the local boot disk as well as single and striped versions of the ephermeral storage volumes that come along with every cc1.4xlarge instance type. Key Results: Performance of the root/boot disk...

Note Screwing around with the boot volume is part of our regular "explore around the edges" work before we get serious with how we are going to configure and orchestrate the new systems. The boot volume in this scenario does not have PV driver support and...

Later than I'd like but as promised to attendees of the ISBM 2010 meeting in Boston, here are my presentation slides from the Amazon Cloud Computing Workshop. Link: http://bioteam.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/2010-ISMB-Cloud-Workshop_v1.pdf ...

With all of Bioteam's talk about cloud computing, I was a bit surprised to find myself building an honest-to-goodness non-cloud, non-virtual compute cluster a couple of weeks ago. There were wires, blinking lights, whirring fans, circuit breakers, and all sorts of messy real-world...

I had the unenviable task of giving the first talk after James Hamilton presented the opening keynote at the Amazon Web Services Genomics meeting James is one of the very very few people writing and talking in public about the sorts of things the mega internet...

I was originally supposed to moderate the morning session of the IT/Infrastructure conference track but was asked at the list minute to fill in for Phil Butcher who could not make it to Boston because of the volcano-ash disruption of EU-US air travel. The slides from...

Click on the graphic down below to download the PDF talk slides. This was a short 30 minute talk starting off the 2010 BioITWorld Cloud Computing Workshop. Content-wise it's very similar to my NHGRI meeting slides except I added more introductory material about cloud segments and...

Background BioTeam is a Massachusetts-based "virtual" company in that all of our employees work from home when not traveling on business. Being from Massachusetts is actually important because as of March 31st, 2010 the state has passed a fairly strict set of laws concerning how companies...