Isilon

Columbia University's Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics has selected Isilon's scale-out network-attached storage system to support its research efforts, the EMC subsidiary said this week.

Isilon has released two network-attached storage hardware platforms in a bid to address the challenges of "big data" environments, which are generally on the order of tens to hundreds, and even into the thousands, of terabytes.

The Medical College of Wisconsin's Human and Molecular Genetics Center chose to consolidate its genomic data processing, analysis, and archiving onto Isilon's X-Series system.

The institute will use Isilon's 72000X file system to provide a shared resource for its next generation sequence data storage needs, the company said.

MPI will use the X-Series storage system to consolidate project-related home directories, file shares, and scientific data archives into a single storage resource, Isilon said.

Genedata, Isilon, Entelos, SGI, IDBS

The company said that the new applications will enable IT departments to manage data, consolidate applications, and scale out a single storage resource.

CLC Bio, Strand Life Sciences, Dotmatics, Isilon, and Definiens

Isilon is helping NCGR link its eight Illumina Genome Analyzers into a centralized data storage resource.

The firms said that they aim to eliminate bottlenecks in high-throughput sequencing workflows.

The president of France's National Research Agency has resigned, according to Nature News.

A senator wants a "right-to-try" provision in the US Food and Drug Administration funding bill, but an ethicist says at Stat News that it would undermine the role of clinical trials.

In PNAS this week: red algae Porphyra umbicalis genome, deep neural network model for sequencing peptides, and more.

The Guardian's Barbara Ellen has tried out some DNA testing services to see whether they provide valuable information.