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What is RISA ? The Research IT Software Archive (​RISA pronounced /ˈraɪsə/) is a set of software packages that have been compiled for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, and can be easily used from any computer running a compatible operating system (RHEL7 or CentOS7). This archive contains software packages useful for most research disciplines including biological and chemical computation, statistical analysis.
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The Genome Informatics Facility of the Iowa State University Office of Biotechnology
Running the BLAST job in parallel
Split the input sequence file into multiple pieces and run the BLAST search simultaneously on each of the split file.
This site gives a good explanation of how to get started using Gnu Parallel, which can be used to break up data files into chunks that can be run concurrently rather than serially processing through the entire file.
Support documentation for users of the Condo cluster.
R is a tool for statistics and data modeling. The R programming language is elegant, versatile, and has a highly expressive syntax designed around working with data. R is more than that, though — it also includes extremely powerful graphics capabilities. If you want to easily manipulate your data and present it in compelling ways, R is the tool for you.
An explanation of why vectorizing your R code often results in improved performance.
Meteor is a complete platform for building web and mobile apps in pure JavaScript.
…the catchphrase used to describe information sets that have extreme volume, variety, and velocity. Additional descriptors that have emerged include veracity, variability, and complexity. ‘Big Data analysis’ conveys the concept of extreme information management. Research conducted by ISU scientists is complex, collaborative, and multidisciplinary.
The High Performance Computing facility in Durham Center provides access to petascale systems that support large-scale computing needs for scientific and instructional endeavors at Iowa State University. View a list of systems and equipment.
Omics Pipe is a Python framework for automating ‘best practice’ next generation sequencing pipelines. Omics Pipe can be run from the command-line by providing it with a YAML parameter file specifying your directory structure and software specific parameters. This executes a parallel automated pipeline on a Distributed Resource Management system (local cluster or Amazon Web Services (AWS)) that efficiently handles job resource allocation, monitoring and restarting.
platform-drupal - Barebone starting point for Drupal projects on Platform.
awesome-php - A curated list of amazingly awesome PHP libraries, resources and shiny things.
Developed by the Colleges of Engineering and Liberal Arts and Sciences and Information Technology Services, this handbook is intended to provide answers to common IT questions at Iowa State University. Features This handbook is written to be the starting point of an IT technician's search. For many of the topics in this document, instructions and supplemental information are available through existing IT websites. In most cases, this document links directly to these materials.
Got 15 minutes and want to learn the basics of Git?
This website is designed to help you understand some basic git concepts visually. This is my first attempt at using both SVG and D3. I hope it is helpful to you. Adding/staging your files for commit will not be covered by this site. In all sandbox playgrounds on this site, just pretend that you always have files staged and ready to commit at all times. If you need a refresher on how to add or stage files for commit, please read Git Basics.
Learn the basics of common Git workflows used by enterprise teams and assess their ability to fit your individual needs in this Atlassian Git tutorial.