Current interest – Hadoop

Set up a hadoop cluster the other day. Has two datanodes consisting of dual quad-core Xeon 64-bit processors running Mac OSX 10.5. Good to see that it halved the running time of short read alignment problem from 6635 minutes to 3341 minutes.

Next steps:
Get up to speed on writing code for simple Map Reduce problems.
Think of genomic applications in terms of the 1000 genomes project and more general applications based on next generation sequencing technologies.

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