"Our goal with BioBuilds has always been to provide the NGS community with a collection of the most popular informatics tools in a versioned and curated repository that can be easily referenced and deployed in any compute environment," added Chris Mueller, Ph.D., President and CTO of Lab7 Systems. "BioBuilds 2014.11 and the launch of BioBuilds.org bring a lot more functionality and accessibility to the community, and the addition of POWER-optimized tools makes our goal of easy deployment much more feasible."
The BioBuilds collection will be available for free download at BioBuilds.org. Options are available for multiple Linux-based operating systems, on both POWER and x86 platforms, as well as for Mac OS X. The BioBuilds collection will be updated at least twice a year with additional releases if tools are needed more rapidly. Lab7 Systems offers paid annual support solutions for the collection should users desire more help. BioBuilds will be funded through support of commercial and academic sponsors. Sponsorship details can be found at BioBuilds.org/sponsorship.
About Lab7 Systems, Inc.:
Lab7 Systems is a software developer that has a vision to reduce the level of hands-on data management by bioinformaticians, scientists, and IT teams who are struggling with next generation sequencing data. Lab7 understands there is a critical need to develop a tool that will integrate today's disparate and often disjointed scientific software toolkit, and thereby free up the valuable human resources who are currently tasked with doing this. For more information, visit www.lab7.io.
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