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Bionimbus Protected Data Cloud to Enable Researchers to Analyze Cancer Data

Bionimbus Protected Data Cloud to Enable Researchers to Analyze Cancer Data

The University of Chicago has launched the first secure cloud-based computing system that enables researchers to access and analyze human genomic cancer information without the costly and cumbersome infrastructure normally needed to download and store massive amounts of data.   The Bionimbus Protected Data Cloud, as it is called, enables researchers who are authorized by […]

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Data Storage: Synchronized at the ‘Write Time’

Data Storage: Synchronized at the ‘Write Time’

Numerical simulations show how to avoid imperfections in the next generation of high-density data storage.   The rise of the internet and the move from paper to digital information has driven a need for large-volume electronic data storage. Maria Yu Lin and her co‐workers at the A*STAR Data Storage Institute, Singapore, have now established some […]

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Computer Algorithms Help Find Cancer Connections

Computer Algorithms Help Find Cancer Connections

Powerful data-sifting algorithms developed by computer scientists at Brown University are helping to untangle the profoundly complex genetics of cancer.   In a study reported today in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers from Washington University in St. Louis used two algorithms developed at Brown to assemble the most complete genetic profile yet of […]

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How Hard Is It to ‘De-Anonymize’ Cellphone Data?

How Hard Is It to ‘De-Anonymize’ Cellphone Data?

The proliferation of sensor-studded cellphones could lead to a wealth of data with socially useful applications — in urban planning, epidemiology, operations research and emergency preparedness, among other things. Of course, before being released to researchers, the data would have to be stripped of identifying information. But how hard could it be to protect the […]

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Engineers Develop Techniques to Boost Efficiency of Cloud Computing Infrastructure

Computer scientists at the University of California, San Diego, and Google have developed a novel approach that allows the massive infrastructure powering cloud computing as much as 15 to 20 percent more efficiently. This novel model has already been applied at Google. Researchers presented their findings at the IEEE International Symposium on High Performance Computer […]

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