Terra's workflow management system now allows you to use a newer model of Intel CPUs than what the system normally uses by default to execute workflow tasks. You'll be able to request "N2 instances" instead of "N1 instances", which use 2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors, codenamed "Cascade Lake".
We've mentioned the AnVIL project a number of times in recent blog posts — covering topics such as Dockstore, RStudio, Galaxy, and DRS URIs — so it feels like it's high time that we gave you some more context. Specifically, we thought it might be useful to reiterate the key goals of the AnVIL project and explain briefly how Terra fits in with the other AnVIL components.
DRS stands for Data Repository Service API, one of the interoperability standards developed under the aegis of the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH). In this blog, we explain the big picture of what DRS is for and how it liberates you from having to worry about certain data management problems.
In April, we celebrate Citizen Science Month, World Autism Day, and National DNA Day. In this guest blog post, all three events come together as KT Pickard, father of a young woman with autism, shares his family's story of personal genomics and citizen science.