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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...

I recently presented at the annual Molecular Medicine Triconference in San Francisco, CA. This talk focused on horizontal and vertical scaling in the life sciences. Scaling Systems for Research Computing from adamkraut ...

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...

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. ...

We have been working behind the scenes with our friends at Life Technologies since the release of the awesome semi-conductor based sequencing machine the Ion Torrent PGM. Life Tech is putting up $1M prizes in a series of Grand Challenges. Recently we recorded a short...