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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...

NHGRI (the kind folks behind http://www.genome.gov) recently hosted an internal cloud workshop for investigators, directors, program managers and other folks involved in research, funding & grant structures. I was invited to participate and give a short talk to open the morning session that concentrated on cloud...

As promised, here are the PDF talk slides from the sessions presented at our Short Course on Data Management Strategies for Next-Generation DNA Sequencing -- part of the XGEN Congress held in San Diego. ...

I've returned to something approximating a normal routine after the trip to Haiti. I'll admit to the usual disappointment that "everything," didn't change. By no means did we fix the country, or even come close (not that such was ever our intent). ...

Installing Grid Engine 6.x on modern versions of Mac OS X (client and server) As of early 2010, Grid Engine is effectively not installable out of the box on modern version of Mac OS X. We have seen this recently with server and client versions of...

We said our goodbyes this morning, gave away most of our supplies (blankets, sleeping pads, spare clothing, water bottles, etc) to the families still sleeping outdoors in the neighborhood near the clinic, and made our way to the border with the Dominican. We drove the FHM...

Another interesting day is wrapping up down here. We had yet another record breaking day - with 315 patients. This is an all time single day record for Family Health Ministries. Perhaps more interesting, we broke the kilo-patient barrier with our week's...

We just returned from a drive around Cite Soleil and downtown. The devastation there is much, much worse than what we've been seeing around the clinic. We've basically been in a suburb - the houses are spaced a bit further apart and two...