May 18, 2020 | Bio-IT World

Bio-IT World recently convened an all-star panel to discuss infrastructure, standards, privacy issues and more, in the COVID-19 era. Here are some quotable quotes from our friends at ESnet and Bioteam:

“If your workflow was already 100% network-based, and all you’re doing is orchestrating data movement, data placement, data analysis between large-scale infrastructure systems, you can be home and socially distanced—right?—and continue your work. If your work requires you physically carrying around USB hard drives, suddenly you’re stopped.” - Eli Dart, ESnet.

May 14, 2020 | Science X

A team led by UChicago CS researchers Ian Foster and Kyle Chard and Daniel S. Katz of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois is building funcX, a new distributed "function-as-a-service" (FaaS) platform that makes it easier for researchers to easily and automatically delegate their computational workload.