Computational Medicine and Life Sciences Workloads on Cloud Computing Platforms

Thursday, 1 October 2015 -
3:30pm to 5:00pm
Dupuis Hall Room 217

Dr. Mark S. Staveley, Senior Program Manager, Azure High Performance Computing.

With the cost to sequence a full human genome now below US$1,000, most people will have their DNA sequenced and stored along with their medical records. This, combined with the accessibility of computing services and infrastructure through cloud computing solutions, provides a fantastic environment for the advancement of medical science through computational power and access to massive amounts of data.
This talk will provide an overview of the current computational landscape, information about different approaches to the processing of genomic workloads, and lead a discussion about engineering challenges associated with moving this kind of workload to the cloud.