We need faster machines...
I missed this post earlier, but it is a short little story of things to come ... well, it is already happening at Washington University where they are at the forefront of genome sequencing, but the rest of us will feel it soon enough.
With new sequencing technologies, we are creating massive data sets, and the IT infrastructure is becoming a bottleneck. In my own work -- association mapping and genetics -- we have already been feeling this for a while, 'cause we are using quite time consuming analysis methods -- but with the vast increase in data even the simplest analysis could be a problem.
Apparently, 1600 cores is not enough at WashU.
Computer scientists are becoming more important for biology, I guess, and it is time for those algorithmics guys to get cracking.