Jun 17 | Computerworld | China's new supercomputer, the Tianhe-2, is poised to take the top spot on the next Top500 list. The system has 3.1 million cores, with Intel Xeon Ivy Bridge chips and Xeon Phi coprocessors, and can run at 54.9 petaflops.
Jun 14 | Bio-IT World | The limits to exascale lie mainly in power and memory issues, said George Michaels, director of life sciences programs at Intel. Speaking at the Genome Informatics Alliance event last week, Michaels laid out the roadblocks to exascale as Intel sees them.
Jun 14 | Bio-IT World News Brief | Pathway Genomics wasted no time after the Supreme Court's ruling on drug patents yesterday. Yesterday the company announced that it would launch a comprehensive cancer panel next-gen sequencing panel including BRCA1 and BRCA2.
Jun 13 | Bloomberg | An IBM employee organization is reporting 1,300 layoffs with possibly more to come. The company announced a $1 billion restructuring last April, which probably means 6,000-8,000 layoffs.
Jun 13 | Wall Street Journal | The Supreme Court this morning ruled that human genes are not patentable.
Jun 10 | Bio-IT World | SINGAPORE—At the recent 2013 Bio-IT World Asia conference, scientists and clinicians discussed how they could better coordinate their efforts in clinical genomics and “make genomic information usable in the clinic”.
Jun 10 | Datanami | Keith Collins, CTO of SAS, believes the era of big analytics is upon us, and it has big implications for the way organizations run their businesses, and how CIOs function.
Jun 10 | U-T San Diego | Oxford Nanopore and Illumina's partnership will end in 2016, according to Oxford's annual report. The firm end date, "adds clarity" to relationship.
Jun 07 | Bio-IT World | SINGAPORE—At the 2013 Bio-IT World Asia conference, Professor Paul Tam described his efforts to investigate the genetic causes of rare congenital diseases, because, “any further improvement on existing medical treatment is hampered by the lack of basic understanding of how diseases arise.”
Jun 07 | Computerworld | Red Hat has released Software Collections 1.0 in beta, to give developers support while working with newer versions of Ruby, Python, PHP and Perl.
Jun 07 | ReadWrite | Can Zynga's recent 18% layoffs be blamed on their data center? Maybe not exactly, but the online gaming company is an interesting case study in the value--and risks--of owning your own data center.
Jun 06 | Bio-IT World | Today’s biotech grail is surely genomics in the clinic—using sequencing to inform care, treatment, and disease prevention. Implementation is easier said than done, but Partners Healthcare has been doing it since 2005. Its GeneInsight suite of applications was awarded the 2013 Bio-IT World Best Practices Editors’ Prize.
Jun 06 | Nature News | A consortium of 69 institutions in 13 countries plans to work to enable the free flow of information in genomic medicine by developing standards and policies to encourage data-sharing of a person’s DNA sequence combined with clinical information.
Jun 05 | Bio-IT World Best Practices | In 2011, the leadership in the GlaxoSmithKline’s R&D department made a troubling realization: their scientists were having a tough time finding their data. R&D engineers set about building a new search program that could search through the company’s archived electronic lab notebooks and recognize a vast library of scientific terms. The program’s capabilities earned GSK the 2013 Best Practices Award for Knowledge Management at the Bio-IT World Expo in April.
Jun 04 | Bio-IT World | Dell announced today the Dell Active Infrastructure for HPC Life Sciences, an infrastructure system optimized for genomic research to begin shipping in July.
Jun 04 | Computerworld | Not only do we have a lot of data, we have many copies of the same data. Created for backup, or research, or sharing, all that duplication is getting out of hand, analysts say.
Jun 04 | Computerworld | Microsoft CIO Tony Scott has left the company. The news was circulating thanks to Scott's LinkedIn profile and the company's senior leader webpage before Microsoft released an announcement.
Jun 03 | Bio-IT World | SINGAPORE—Jumping on the public cloud bandwagon could go a long way toward alleviating data storage, retrieval and archival woes currently experienced by the research industry, said Chris Dagdigian, founding partner and director of technology, The BioTeam. Dagdigian gave his annual “Trends from the Trenches” keynote address at Bio-IT World Asia last week in Singapore.
May 31 | Bio-IT World | SINGAPORE—Sir David Lane kicked off the 2013 Bio-IT World Asia conference this week by describing an alternative paradigm for drug discovery and development: using stapled peptides to target protein-protein interactions.
May 30 | Computerworld | Amazon Web Services is integrating its login process with Amazon.com, Facebook and Google. Amazon calls the concept web identity federation, and released a new AWS Security Token Service (STS) API to simplify the development process.