Tag Archive: cloud computing

Jul 20

Cancer Data and Computation in the Cloud: One Path to Affordable Genomics Research

By Gad Getz, Ph.D., Broad Institute / MGH The cost of DNA sequencing has dropped more than one million-fold over the last decade, making it increasingly possible to discover the genetic basis of cancer and response to treatment. Three challenges, however, impede this goal: 1) Analysts lack the resources to download, store and compute on …

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May 06

Usable, Collaborative, Reproducible, and Extensible: Four Key Tenets of Cloud Computing

The Seven Bridges Cancer Genomics Cloud (CGC) is one of three pilot systems funded by the National Cancer Institute with the aim of co-localizing massive genomics datasets, like The Cancer Genomics Atlas (TCGA), alongside secure and scalable computational resources for analysis. TCGA comprises multidimensional matched tumor-normal data from over 11,000 patients and 33 cancer types. …

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Feb 01

Cancer Research in the Cloud: The New Normal?

By Ilya Shmulevich, Ph.D., Institute for Systems for Biology   We have all been hearing about the benefits of cloud computing for a long time now. At the Institute for Systems Biology (ISB), we believe that 2016 is the year in which a cloud-based approach will truly become “the new normal” for cancer research.  The …

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May 12

NCIP Hub: A Platform for Scientific Collaboration, Resource Sharing, and Education

One of the major goals of the NCIP is to help facilitate open innovation and scientific collaboration in the cancer research and informatics community.  To that end, we have undertaken several projects, two of which were the focus of previous NCIP blog posts:  The Cancer Genomics Cloud Pilot, an initiative to democratize access to and …

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Aug 01

Invitation for Public Comment on Analysis and Data Priorities for the NCI Cancer Genomics Cloud Pilots

Through this blog, we are pleased to provide you with regular updates on the NCI Cancer Genomics Cloud Pilots.  In a recent post, George Komatsoulis discussed the NCI Board of Scientific Advisors’ unanimous approval of the project concept.  He also announced the release of a Sources Sought notice, an opportunity for the technical community to …

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May 31

Input on Cancer Knowledge Clouds: Key Themes from the Community

    “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” — Albert Einstein There is no shortage of reports describing the informatics challenges presented by the massive data volumes generated by today’s genomics technologies, particularly ultra high-throughput sequencing.  The facility with which these data can be generated has the …

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