Tag Archives: Genomics

ISTC Researchers Present Work at NEDB Day 2017

ISTC for Big Data principal investigators, researchers and their students presented work at North East Database Day 2017, held at MIT’s Stata Center in Cambridge, Mass., on January 27, 2017. Microsoft and Facebook sponsored the event. The 9th Annual North East … Continue reading

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ISTC for Big Data 2016 Research Highlights

In 2016, ISTC for Big Data principal investigators, researchers and their students continued to break down the barriers to data analytics at scale, with creative new approaches and infrastructure software. Developments are being integrated into BigDAWG, the next-generation polystore architecture … Continue reading

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Polystore Databases to be Examined at IEEE, CIDR Conferences

Polystores, a more-modern approach to sharing heterogeneous data that addresses Big Data’s volume, variety and velocity demands, will be the topic of discussion at two upcoming conferences: The first IEEE Workshop on Methods to Manage Heterogeneous Big Data and Polystore Databases, … Continue reading

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Genomics Data, Analytics and the Future of Climate Change

By Vijay Gadepally, MIT CSAIL, in collaboration with the Chisholm Laboratory at MIT Meet Prochlorococcus marinus, a marine cyanobacterium that’s intricately linked to the global carbon cycle, widely present in seawater, and possibly holds secrets to future climate change. These … Continue reading

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TileDB and GenomicsDB Now Available in Open Source

by Stavros Papadopoulos, Intel Parallel Computing Lab The ISTC for Big Data has recently released TileDB, a novel efficient data management system for scientific data, such as graphs, DNA sequences, matrices, maps, and imaging. We have also released an adaptation of TileDB … Continue reading

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ISTC for Big Data Researchers Present at NEDB Day 2016

ISTC for Big Data principal investigators and researchers presented a broad base of research at North East Database Day 2016, which was sponsored by Microsoft and held at MIT’s Stata Center in Cambridge, Mass., January 28, 2016. The 8th Annual North … Continue reading

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Fast Data Analysis with SVD

By Jack Dongarra, University of Tennessee Knoxville and Innovative Computing Laboratory The GenBase benchmark was developed as a collaboration with the Intel Parallel Computing Lab, the Broad Institute and Novartis, and the MIT Database Group. Among many challenging tests that the benchmark includes is a computation of the Singular Value … Continue reading

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Improving Query Speeds on Vital Industry Big Data Sets

The Intel Science & Technology Center for Big Data is working on many ways to make it easier to access, store, manage and perform analytics on big, gnarly data sets that are vital to major fields of research. One way … Continue reading

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Making Big Data Visualization More Accessible

A Multi-Institution Initiative The Intel Science & Technology Center for Big Data is devoting a lot of time and people to data visualization. We want to make data visualization more interactive. The process of exploring large datasets is inherently interactive; … Continue reading

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GenBase: A Benchmark for the Genomics Era

By Rebecca Taft, MIT CSAIL* Genomics is quickly becoming the focus of many Big Data scientists due to the seemingly sudden availability of vast amounts of data.  As mentioned in a previous post, a single gene-sequencing facility can sequence 2000 … Continue reading

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