Article: Analysis of human genomes in the cloud

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Analysis of human genomes in the cloud

Most bioinformatics software used for genomic analysis is experimental in nature and has a relatively high failure rate. In addition, cloud infrastructure itself, when run at scale, is prone to system crashes. These setbacks mean that big biomedical data analysis can take a long time and incur huge costs. To solve these problems, Sergei Yakneen, Jan Korbel, and colleagues at EMBL developed a system that identifies and fixes crashes efficiently.

Researchers performing analysis on the cloud need a number of technological skills, from configuring large clusters of machines and loading them with software, to handling networking, data security, and efficiently recovering from crashes.

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