Introducing ElasticBLAST – BLAST® is now easier, bigger, and faster on the Cloud!

ElasticBLAST is a new tool that helps you run BLAST searches on the cloud. ElasticBLAST is perfect for you if you have thousands to millions of queries to our Basic Local Alignment Search Tool (BLAST ®), or if you want to use cloud infrastructure for your searches. ElasticBLAST can handle large searches that are not … Continue reading Introducing ElasticBLAST – BLAST® is now easier, bigger, and faster on the Cloud!

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Feb 16 Webinar: accelerating your alignments in the Cloud with ElasticBLAST

Join us on February 16, 2022 at 12 PM US eastern time to learn about ElasticBLAST, a new tool that runs your BLAST searches on cloud hardware, using the standard BLAST command-line package. You will hear about the benefits of ElasticBLAST, which include speed and ease of use. You will also see some practical applications … Continue reading Feb 16 Webinar: accelerating your alignments in the Cloud with ElasticBLAST

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NIH’s Cloud Data Delivery Service: SRA Delivers Even More Big Data to your Cloud Bucket

The Sequence Read Archive (SRA) is the National Institute of Health’s (NIH) primary repository for raw, high-throughput sequencing data, containing both controlled- and open-access datasets that continue to grow exponentially. SRA is managed by the National Library of Medicine’s National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), and the data are available from NCBI’s servers as well as through cloud platforms:  Amazon … Continue reading NIH’s Cloud Data Delivery Service: SRA Delivers Even More Big Data to your Cloud Bucket

Learn the best way to find data in NIH’s Sequence Read Archive (SRA) on the cloud

NCBI will present a workshop at the American Society for Human Genetics (ASHG) as part of their conference activities in 2021. The workshop is scheduled for Wednesday, September 15, 2021. Register now! Adelaide Rhodes, Ph.D. from the Customer Experience team and Adam Stine, SRA Curator will co-lead the workshop, which will introduce attendees to powerful … Continue reading Learn the best way to find data in NIH’s Sequence Read Archive (SRA) on the cloud

PubMed Central Article Datasets are Now Available on the Cloud

To enhance machine access to biomedical literature and drive impactful analyses and reuse, the National Library of Medicine (NLM) is pleased to announce the availability of the PubMed Central (PMC) Article Datasets on Amazon Web Services (AWS) Registry of Open Data as part of AWS’s Open Data Sponsorship Program (ODP). These datasets collectively span 4 million of PMC’s 7 million … Continue reading PubMed Central Article Datasets are Now Available on the Cloud

NCBI events at the Bioinformatics Open Science Conference 2021 (BOSC 2021)

Come visit us virtually to learn about new NCBI data access, tools and best practices at the Bioinformatics Open Science Conference  part of the ISMB/ECCB online conference from July 29 – 30, 2021. We will be presenting virtual posters on NCBI resources, offering a Birds of a Feather discussion, and participating in the BOSC  (CoFest) … Continue reading NCBI events at the Bioinformatics Open Science Conference 2021 (BOSC 2021)

Try out ElasticBLAST at the BOSC2021 CoFest!

Join the BLAST team at the virtual CollaborationFest (July 31 -August 1, 2021) after the BOSC 2021 conference to help test and improve ElasticBLAST, a new cloud-based tool designed to speed up high throughput BLAST searches. We would love to have your help with real world testing of our alpha release of ElasticBLAST with you … Continue reading Try out ElasticBLAST at the BOSC2021 CoFest!

Updates on SARS-CoV-2 resources and cloud data services at ASV 2021

NCBI staff will be presenting  talks and a poster on accessing SARS-CoV-2 at NCBI and in the Cloud at the American Society of Virology 2021 virtual conference, July 19-23, 2021. Presentations July 19, 2021, 6:00PM to 9:30PM, Epidemiology and Public Health Eneida Hatcher, Ph.D.,  will present ‘Providing an easy-to-use, graphics driven interface for normalized public SARS-CoV-2 … Continue reading Updates on SARS-CoV-2 resources and cloud data services at ASV 2021

NCBI to present on SRA and cloud computing at the 2021 Galaxy Community Conference

We’re bringing exciting developments to our user community at the 2021 Galaxy Community Conference (GCC 2021), which is virtual this year!                     We start with hosting NCBI’s first ever GCC training week tutorial co-written by Jon Trow, Ph.D. – Sequence Read Archive (SRA): Subject Matter Expert … Continue reading NCBI to present on SRA and cloud computing at the 2021 Galaxy Community Conference

The wait is over… NIH’s Public Sequence Read Archive is now open access on the cloud

The NIH NCBI Sequence Read Archive (SRA) on AWS, containing all public SRA data, is now live! This data is hosted on Amazon Web Services (AWS) under the Open Data Sponsorship Program (ODP) with support from NIH’s Science and Technology Research Infrastructure for Discovery, Experimentation, and Sustainability (STRIDES) initiative. The SRA is NIH’s primary repository for raw, … Continue reading The wait is over… NIH’s Public Sequence Read Archive is now open access on the cloud