Friday, 16 September 2011

BGI Bemoans Absurdist Data Transfer | Informatics Iron | GenomeWeb

The IT leaders of 1000 Genomes Project describe how they must "distressingly often resort to shipping hard disks around to transfer data between centers, rather than use the internet, or even via Aspera which is faster than ftp [file transfer protocol]." The issue is so dire that BGI has established an open access journal, Giga Science, to deal with the problem of data dissemination and organization.

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