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April 29 - May 1 | Join Cray at Booth 255

Seaport World Trade Center l Boston, MA

Event Description

Join Cray April 29 - May 1 at the Bio-IT World Conference & Expo in Boston, MA.

The 2014 Bio-IT World Conference & Expo plans to unite 2,500+ life sciences, pharmaceutical, clinical, healthcare, and IT professionals from 30+ countries. The Expo provides the perfect venue to share information and discuss enabling technologies that are driving biomedical research and the drug development process.

Since its debut in 2002, the annual Bio-IT World Conference & Expo has established itself as a premier event showcasing the myriad applications of IT and informatics to biomedical research and the drug discovery enterprise. The 2014 program will feature compelling talks from industry and academia on new trends in data generation, knowledge management, and information technology in life sciences and drug development, including best practice case studies and joint partner presentations relevant to the technologies, research, and regulatory issues of life science, pharmaceutical, clinical and IT professionals.

Spanning three days, the meeting includes 13 parallel conference tracks and 16 pre-conference workshops.

Cray Talks
Wednesday, April 30, 12:15 - Track 5 (Next-Generation Sequencing Informatics)
Next Generation Sequencing: Workflow Overview from a High-Performance Computing Point of View

Carlos P. Sosa, Ph.D., Applications Engineer, HPC Lead, Cray Inc.

Dr. Carlos P. Sosa is currently involved in areas such as next-generation sequencing workflow infrastructure and parallelization of de novo assemblers. He is actively collaborating with academic institutions in bioinformatics projects.

Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) allows for the analysis of genetic material with unprecedented speed and efficiency. NGS increasingly shifts the burden from chemistry done in a laboratory to a string manipulation problem, well suited to high performance computing. We'll explore the impact of the NGS workflow in the design of IT infrastructures and also present Cray's most recent solutions for NGS workflow.

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Wednesday, April 30, 12:15 - Track 4 (Bioinformatics)
Learn How YarcData's High Performance Hadoop and Graph Analytics Appliances Make It Easy to Use Big Data in Life Sciences

Ted Slater, Senior Solutions Architect, Life Sciences, YarcData

Ted Slater has a background in molecular biology and computer science, and the application of AI and related technologies to healthcare and life sciences.

YarcData, a division of Cray, offers high performance solutions for big data using Hadoop and graph analytics at scale, finally giving researchers the power to leverage all the data they need to stratify patients, discover new drug targets, accelerate NGS analysis, predict biomarkers, and better understand diseases and their treatments.

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APRIL 29 - MAY 1

Seaport World Trade Center
200 Seaport Blvd
Boston, MA 02210
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