Storage Saga

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A quick Google image search for "next-generation sequencing and Moore's Law" brings up a slew of logarithmic charts depicting the rate at which sequencing technology is outpacing both compute and storage technologies. But the current challenge of managing data storage is a result of both the advent of next-generation sequencing technology — illustrated on these charts by a sharp downward slope that begins somewhere around 2008 — and a principle called Kryder's Law, which pertains to hard-disk technology development.

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