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Category: Compute

Scaling High-Throughput Genomics Workflows on AWS

Guest post by Tomaz Berisa, Cofounder and CTO at Gencove We have been working hard to scale low-pass sequencing at Gencove and ran into a few computational scalability constraints. This is an overview of how we got around them and the resulting architecture, complete with infrastructure templates and code. Sequencing the first human genome in […]

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Duetto Research

How Duetto is modernizing the multi-billion dollar hospitality industry

The hospitality industry was once a hotbed of innovation. Back in the 1960’s, for example, the Holiday Inn developed and launched the Holidex, a first-of-its-kind centralized reservation system. In a time before the internet, this piece of technology helped set the then 15-year old company apart. But times have changed, according to Patrick Bosworth, CEO and Co-Founder of Duetto.

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The Road to Cloud Nirvana: The Venture Capitalist and Startup View on Serverless with Greylock Partners

Despite the promise and excitement around serverless, the ecosystem that supports these new, highly distributed architectures is nascent. Unlike Docker in the container world, there is no dominant standard yet. Tooling is still emerging. We believe the beginning of ecosystems like this is a promising investment opportunity.

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Building a Hotdog Detecting App on AWS—Yes, Really

In Season 4 of the hit HBO show, “Silicon Valley,” the character Jian Yang attempts to build an app that uses image recognition artificial intelligence (AI) to identify and label the foods in captured pictures. But there is a fairly major glitch: his app can only differentiate between hot dogs and… not hot dogs. Once I stopped laughing, the episode prompted a question that centers on my role as a Solutions Architect at AWS: How easily could I build my own hotdog identifying app? Turns out, pretty easily.

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How Medical Supply Startup Medinas Uses Serverless to Tackle a $765 Billion Problem

Medinas was started to make sure every unit of medical supplies in the U.S. gets a second chance at being used before it expires. Our solution involves allowing medical facilities to sell their unused surpluses to other medical practices who can then put them to use. By algorithmically matching surpluses to existing demand on a custom marketplace, we create cost savings for all parties and simultaneously reduce the volume of supplies going to waste. But starting off in a challenging space isn’t easy.

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