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How Memoization Enhances Efficiency for Large Scale Genomic Analysis Research Projects

Memoization for large scale genomic analysis allows researchers and bioinformaticians to restart from a point of failure by enabling the reuse of existing outputs. This functionality is of critical importance given the size and complexity of genomic data and the impact of a failure on workflow efficiency and overall cost. …

Written by The Seven Bridges Computation Team

Data Cruncher Public Interactive Analyses

We are excited to announce a suite of public interactive analyses readily available for researchers to use with their own data. Data Cruncher Interactive Analyses is a public project created with the goal of enhancing end-to-end bioinformatics analysis on the Platform. The suite is currently comprised of five interactive analyses …

Written by Marko Milanovic, Nemanja Vucic, Milan Kovacevic, Boris Majic & Ana Damljanovic

A first look at GATK4 on the Seven Bridges Platform

One of the big take-away messages from the Bio-It World Conference this year was the Broad Institute’s announcement that they plan to fully open source their GATK4 software. By transitioning to a BSD 3-Clause licence, GATK4 becomes fully open for commercial use without a separate commercial licence, which should particularly …

Written by Nick

Reducing bioinformatic analysis costs with AWS Spot instances

Although genome sequencing costs have dropped dramatically over the past few years, analyzing large amounts of genomic data remains expensive. As the scale of genomic projects continues to grow, cost-efficient bioinformatic analysis is key to gaining insight from the estimated 100 million to 2 billion human genomes that will be …

Written by Jessica Lau

Custom interactive analysis on all Seven Bridges environments

This week we released Data Cruncher, an interactive analysis tool available on the Seven Bridges Platform, Cancer Genomics Cloud, and Cavatica. By enabling researchers to apply custom scripts in JupyterLab to data stored in the cloud, Data Cruncher supports interactive and collaborative bioinformatic analysis at scale. Bringing custom interactive analysis to the cloud Although some […]

Written by Jessica Lau

Simons Genome Diversity Project now available on the Platform and CGC

We’ve just announced the availability of the Simons Genome Diversity Project (SGDP) dataset on our Platform and Cancer Genomics Cloud. In keeping with Seven Bridges’ mission to colocalize data and analysis tools on the cloud, anyone with an internet connection can now explore SGDP’s 35TB of data. One way to …

Written by Patrick

Creating a bulletproof workflow

We’ve interviewed some of Seven Bridges’ experienced bioinformaticians to collect their tips and best practices for creating a bulletproof workflow on the Platform. Many bioinformaticians will have experienced the frustration of inexplicably failed analyses, incorrect outputs, or inconsistent results. When dealing with complex tools and gigabytes or even terabytes of …

Written by Marko Marinkovic

Making efficient use of your compute resources

The non-trivial matter of optimising compute resources available for your analysis is brought into the spotlight. We discuss when you might benefit from optimising the compute resources available for your analysis as well as how you can achieve this on the Seven Bridges Platform. Examples of effective management of large …

Written by Andrea Szollossi

What happens when I run a task?

Each time you run a tool or a workflow on the Seven Bridges Platform, you create a task. The task goes through several different phases before it is finally completed. A change in its status, displayed in the upper left corner of the task page, marks off each phase, as …

Written by Aleksandar Gazibara

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