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Chris has been delivering his "trends from the trenches" presentation at the BioIT World Conference & Expo since 2010 and the talk has evolved into a fairly popular annual tradition. The intent of the talk is to deliver a candid (and occasionally blunt) assessment of the best, the...

Over the past few years, many life science organizations have dabbled in cloud computing and explored infrastructure-as-a-service, with varying degrees of enthusiasm and commitment. But one Connecticut company has decided to go for broke—transferring its entire IT infrastructure onto the Amazon cloud. ...

Backstory For background and summary writeups of all the various blog posts we have dealing with the new Amazon EC2 "compute cluster" cc1.4xlarge instance types please refer to this summary page: http://bioteam.net/2010/07/19/exploring-the-new-aws-compute-cluster-ec2-instances/? Related post We talked about the performance of the boot and ephemeral storage in this post: http://bioteam.net/2010/07/19/local-storage-performance-of-aws-cluster-compute-instances/? This post In...

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