If your day-to-day involves workflows with long-running tasks, I have good news for you: we just released a new checkpointing feature that makes it possible to save intermediate outputs for a task and resume work from that point if the task gets interrupted. For context, the Cromwell workflow engine we use in Terra already had a smart resume capability at the level of the workflow, called "call caching".


What better way to keep the rstudio::global(2021) party going than to share a video showing how to use RStudio in Terra? Yes, you read that right, RStudio is available in Terra! Specifically, we provide a cloud environment pre-configured to run the server version of RStudio, as an alternative (or complement) to Jupyter Notebooks. [...]


Adrian Ever since we introduced Jupyter Notebooks in Terra, we've sought to provide default environments pre-loaded with software packages that are likely to interest you, to minimize the amount of setup necessary to get your work going. However, we've found that there's a huge amount of variation in the needs and preferences of researchers, from [...]


This week, we released one of those changes that looks small on the face of it but is actually a really big deal. Specifically, we upgraded the cloud environment (previously called "runtime") that we provide in Terra for running Jupyter Notebooks to support persistent disk storage. Until now, one of the limitations of our [...]

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