Cold Data Archival - Cellular Biology as Storage Engines

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Monday, September 15, 2014
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Plant and animal cells (with and without nuclei) have used DNA as information engines for millennia the source code, compiler, executable and application, all rolled into one small and power efficient package. This presentation will focus on the mechanics and details of using synthetic DNA as the primary engine of storage systems: the technology to read, write and archive. The concepts of a Data Center in this context and the notion of Privacy in the DNA age will also be discussed.

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Cells as Storage Engines
Writing to DNA
Reading from DNA
Future Data Centers
What does Privacy mean in a DNA age