Microsoft, UW demonstrate first fully automated DNA data storage

Researchers from Microsoft and the University of Washington have demonstrated the first fully automated system to store and retrieve data in manufactured DNA — a key step in moving the technology out of the research lab and into commercial datacenters.

In a simple proof-of-concept test, the team successfully encoded the word “hello” in snippets of fabricated DNA and converted it back to digital data using a fully automated end-to-end system, which is described in a new paper published March 21 in Nature Scientific Reports.

DNA can store digital information in a space that is orders of magnitude smaller than datacenters use today. It’s one promising solution for storing the exploding amount of data the world generates each day, from business records and cute animal videos to medical scans and images from outer space.

Microsoft is exploring ways to close a looming gap between the amount of data we are producing that needs to be preserved and our capacity to store it. That includes developing algorithms and molecular computing technologies to encode and retrieve data in fabricated DNA, which could fit all the information currently stored in a warehouse-sized datacenter into a space roughly the size of a few board game dice.

“Our ultimate goal is to put a system into production that, to the end user, looks very much like any other cloud storage service — bits are sent to a datacenter and stored there and then they just appear when the customer wants them,” said Microsoft principal researcher Karin Strauss. “To do that, we needed to prove that this is practical from an automation perspective.”

Information is stored in synthetic DNA molecules created in a lab, not DNA from humans or other living things, and can be encrypted before it is sent to the system. While sophisticated machines such as synthesizers and sequencers already perform key parts of the process, many of the intermediate steps until now have required manual labor in the research lab. But that wouldn’t be viable in a commercial setting, said Chris Takahashi, senior research scientist at the UW’s Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering.

“You can’t have a bunch of people running around a datacenter with pipettes — it’s too prone to human error, it’s too costly and the footprint would be too large,” Takahashi said.

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For the technique to make sense as a commercial storage solution, costs need to decrease for both synthesizing DNA — essentially custom building strands with meaningful sequences — and the sequencing process that extracts the stored information. Trends are moving rapidly in that direction, researchers say.

Automation is another key piece of that puzzle, as it would enable storage at a commercial scale and make it more affordable, Microsoft researchers say.

Under the right conditions, DNA can last much longer than current archival storage technologies that degrade in a matter of decades. Some DNA has managed to persist in less than ideal storage conditions for tens of thousands of years in mammoth tusks and bones of early humans, and it should have relevancy as long as people are alive.

The automated DNA data storage system uses software developed by the Microsoft and UW team that converts the ones and zeros of digital data into the As, Ts, Cs and Gs that make up the building blocks of DNA. Then it uses inexpensive, largely off-the-shelf lab equipment to flow the necessary liquids and chemicals into a synthesizer that builds manufactured snippets of DNA and to push them into a storage vessel.

When the system needs to retrieve the information, it adds other chemicals to properly prepare the DNA and uses microfluidic pumps to push the liquids into other parts of the system that “read” the DNA sequences and convert it back to information that a computer can understand. The goal of the project was not to prove how fast or inexpensively the system could work, researchers say, but simply to demonstrate that automation is possible.

One immediate benefit of having an automated DNA storage system is that it frees researchers up to probe deeper questions, instead of spending time searching for bottles of reagents or repetitively squeezing drops of liquids into test tubes.

“Having an automated system to do the repetitive work allows those of us working in the lab to take a higher view and begin to assemble new strategies — to essentially innovate much faster,” said Microsoft researcher Bichlien Nguyen.

The team from the Molecular Information Systems Lab has already demonstrated that it can store cat photographs, great literary works, pop videos and archival recordings in DNA, and retrieve those files without errors in a research setting. To date they’ve been able to store 1 gigabyte of data in DNA, besting their previous world record of 200 MB.

To store data in DNA, algorithms convert the 1s and 0s in digital data to ACTG sequences in DNA. Microsoft and University of Washington researchers stored and retrieved the word “hello” using the first fully automated system for DNA storage.

The researchers have also developed techniques to perform meaningful computation — like searching for and retrieving only images that contain an apple or a green bicycle — using the molecules themselves and without having to convert the files back into a digital format.

“We are definitely seeing a new kind of computer system being born here where you are using molecules to store data and electronics for control and processing. Putting them together holds some really interesting possibilities for the future,” said UW Allen School professor Luis Ceze.

Unlike silicon-based computing systems, DNA-based storage and computing systems have to use liquids to move molecules around. But fluids are inherently different than electrons and require entirely new engineering solutions.

The UW team, in collaboration with Microsoft, is also developing a programmable system that automates lab experiments by harnessing the properties of electricity and water to move droplets around on a grid of electrodes. The full stack of software and hardware, nicknamed “Puddle” and “PurpleDrop,” can mix, separate, heat or cool different liquids and run lab protocols.

The goal is to automate lab experiments that are currently being done by hand or by expensive liquid handling robots — but for a fraction of the cost.

Next steps for the MISL team include integrating the simple end-to-end automated system with technologies such as PurpleDrop and those that enable searching with DNA molecules. The researchers specifically designed the automated system to be modular, allowing it to evolve as new technologies emerge for synthesizing, sequencing or working with DNA.

“What’s great about this system is that if we wanted to replace one of the parts with something new or better or faster, we can just plug that in,” Nguyen said. “It gives us a lot of flexibility for the future.”

Top image: Microsoft and University of Washington researchers have successfully encoded and retrieved the word “hello” using this new system that fully automates DNA storage. It’s a key step in moving the technology out of the lab and into commercial datacenters.

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Oracle makes its ERP financials smarter — and talkative

Oracle is making it easier for users to interact with its ERP systems. Complex business actions are now possible through voice, chat platforms and text messaging. Applying this kind of AI is particularly evident in its ERP financials product.

Steve Miranda, executive vice president of Oracle applications, demonstrated how the new features work at the Oracle Modern Business Experience conference in Las Vegas. Miranda spoke to an Amazon Echo: “Alexa, ask Oracle Assistant what’s in my approval queue.”

Alexa informed Miranda that he had 185 job offers at Oracle for candidates in his queue. The digital assistant then asked if he wanted to approve them. Miranda queried about the budget impact, which Alexa described. He got more granular to find out how many job offers were in the approved salary range and then took action.

Oracle’s digital assistant can also be integrated with Slack and text messaging applications. And the technology is not for financial ERP alone. It has use with HR and other ERP systems.

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Steve Miranda, executive vice president of Oracle applicationsSteve Miranda

Oracle’s Modern Business Experience event is the first time the company brought together its human capital management, ERP financials and supply chain customers. While past events were separate conferences, this year’s conference is recognition that underlying ERP technologies cut across the platform. Nonetheless, the upgrades announced at the event highlighted a specific ERP functionality, especially to Oracle ERP financials.

Oracle detailed “advanced financial controls” that use machine learning to analyze financial ERP transactions and detect anomalies. Oracle’s broader goal is to get users comfortable with automation. Once that happens, users may be open to automating more of their ERP financials.

For now, Oracle’s ERP financial systems are augmenting ERP decision-making, said Juergen Lindner, senior vice president of product marketing for SaaS, in an interview. As users “extend more trust into the capabilities of the system, then you can decide at what pace of automation you want to progress,” he said.

Oracle’s gradual approach to automating financial ERP makes sense, Jac Amerell said from the Las Vegas conference. As the vice president and corporate controller at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, he is leading a project to move the insurer’s ERP financials, along with other systems, to Oracle’s cloud-based platform.

The ultimate vision is more automation

Amerell said he would love to get to a point where a transaction arrives “and I don’t have to touch it once,” he said. “That would be the ultimate vision.”

But Amerell said automation also poses major change management issues. He said he can see reluctance from peers, including regulators and auditors, to trust machine learning technologies.

“They don’t believe that a machine can do what actuaries can do in projecting our claims costs, in forecasting what our revenue’s going to be,” Amerell said.

Amerell’s firm plans to go live with its move to Oracle Cloud in the first quarter of 2020, and he is leading the shift. The new Oracle system will be a dramatic change from the current on-premises financial systems that rely on multiple vendors, he said. His firm has about $30 billion in annual revenue and 5 million policyholders.

The new system is challenging people to think about the possibilities, Amerell said. It is also prompting the company to think about retention and training.

“We’ve sent people to robotics process automation [RPA] training. We’ve sent people to learn about blockchain, and we’ve sent people to learn about artificial intelligence,” Amerell said.

They have adopted some RPA tools and have been challenging people to figure out what processes they can build bots for. The goal is to “teach people already on staff those new skills,” he said.

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Microsoft, UW demonstrate first fully automated DNA data storage

Researchers from Microsoft and the University of Washington have demonstrated the first fully automated system to store and retrieve data in manufactured DNA — a key step in moving the technology out of the research lab and into commercial datacenters.

In a simple proof-of-concept test, the team successfully encoded the word “hello” in snippets of fabricated DNA and converted it back to digital data using a fully automated end-to-end system, which is described in a new paper published March 21 in Nature Scientific Reports.

DNA can store digital information in a space that is orders of magnitude smaller than datacenters use today. It’s one promising solution for storing the exploding amount of data the world generates each day, from business records and cute animal videos to medical scans and images from outer space.

Microsoft is exploring ways to close a looming gap between the amount of data we are producing that needs to be preserved and our capacity to store it. That includes developing algorithms and molecular computing technologies to encode and retrieve data in fabricated DNA, which could fit all the information currently stored in a warehouse-sized datacenter into a space roughly the size of a few board game dice.

“Our ultimate goal is to put a system into production that, to the end user, looks very much like any other cloud storage service — bits are sent to a datacenter and stored there and then they just appear when the customer wants them,” said Microsoft principal researcher Karin Strauss. “To do that, we needed to prove that this is practical from an automation perspective.”

Information is stored in synthetic DNA molecules created in a lab, not DNA from humans or other living things, and can be encrypted before it is sent to the system. While sophisticated machines such as synthesizers and sequencers already perform key parts of the process, many of the intermediate steps until now have required manual labor in the research lab. But that wouldn’t be viable in a commercial setting, said Chris Takahashi, senior research scientist at the UW’s Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering.

“You can’t have a bunch of people running around a datacenter with pipettes — it’s too prone to human error, it’s too costly and the footprint would be too large,” Takahashi said.

YouTube Video

For the technique to make sense as a commercial storage solution, costs need to decrease for both synthesizing DNA — essentially custom building strands with meaningful sequences — and the sequencing process that extracts the stored information. Trends are moving rapidly in that direction, researchers say.

Automation is another key piece of that puzzle, as it would enable storage at a commercial scale and make it more affordable, Microsoft researchers say.

Under the right conditions, DNA can last much longer than current archival storage technologies that degrade in a matter of decades. Some DNA has managed to persist in less than ideal storage conditions for tens of thousands of years in mammoth tusks and bones of early humans, and it should have relevancy as long as people are alive.

The automated DNA data storage system uses software developed by the Microsoft and UW team that converts the ones and zeros of digital data into the As, Ts, Cs and Gs that make up the building blocks of DNA. Then it uses inexpensive, largely off-the-shelf lab equipment to flow the necessary liquids and chemicals into a synthesizer that builds manufactured snippets of DNA and to push them into a storage vessel.

When the system needs to retrieve the information, it adds other chemicals to properly prepare the DNA and uses microfluidic pumps to push the liquids into other parts of the system that “read” the DNA sequences and convert it back to information that a computer can understand. The goal of the project was not to prove how fast or inexpensively the system could work, researchers say, but simply to demonstrate that automation is possible.

One immediate benefit of having an automated DNA storage system is that it frees researchers up to probe deeper questions, instead of spending time searching for bottles of reagents or repetitively squeezing drops of liquids into test tubes.

“Having an automated system to do the repetitive work allows those of us working in the lab to take a higher view and begin to assemble new strategies — to essentially innovate much faster,” said Microsoft researcher Bichlien Nguyen.

The team from the Molecular Information Systems Lab has already demonstrated that it can store cat photographs, great literary works, pop videos and archival recordings in DNA, and retrieve those files without errors in a research setting. To date they’ve been able to store 1 gigabyte of data in DNA, besting their previous world record of 200 MB.

To store data in DNA, algorithms convert the 1s and 0s in digital data to ACTG sequences in DNA. Microsoft and University of Washington researchers stored and retrieved the word “hello” using the first fully automated system for DNA storage.

The researchers have also developed techniques to perform meaningful computation — like searching for and retrieving only images that contain an apple or a green bicycle — using the molecules themselves and without having to convert the files back into a digital format.

“We are definitely seeing a new kind of computer system being born here where you are using molecules to store data and electronics for control and processing. Putting them together holds some really interesting possibilities for the future,” said UW Allen School professor Luis Ceze.

Unlike silicon-based computing systems, DNA-based storage and computing systems have to use liquids to move molecules around. But fluids are inherently different than electrons and require entirely new engineering solutions.

The UW team, in collaboration with Microsoft, is also developing a programmable system that automates lab experiments by harnessing the properties of electricity and water to move droplets around on a grid of electrodes. The full stack of software and hardware, nicknamed “Puddle” and “PurpleDrop,” can mix, separate, heat or cool different liquids and run lab protocols.

The goal is to automate lab experiments that are currently being done by hand or by expensive liquid handling robots — but for a fraction of the cost.

Next steps for the MISL team include integrating the simple end-to-end automated system with technologies such as PurpleDrop and those that enable searching with DNA molecules. The researchers specifically designed the automated system to be modular, allowing it to evolve as new technologies emerge for synthesizing, sequencing or working with DNA.

“What’s great about this system is that if we wanted to replace one of the parts with something new or better or faster, we can just plug that in,” Nguyen said. “It gives us a lot of flexibility for the future.”

Top image: Microsoft and University of Washington researchers have successfully encoded and retrieved the word “hello” using this new system that fully automates DNA storage. It’s a key step in moving the technology out of the lab and into commercial datacenters.

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Jennifer Langston writes about Microsoft research and innovation. Follow her on Twitter.

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5 Windows network drivers supported by containers

There are five Windows network drivers available for containers to choose from: NAT, transparent, L2 Bridging, L2 Tunneling and overlay networks. Make sure you understand their use cases before assigning a specific driver to a Windows or Hyper-V container.

Containers use host networks to implement networking for container applications, but containers also implement different types of virtual networks to enable internal-internal communication and internal-external communication. Each Windows container starts with a virtual network adapter. You can connect the virtual network adapter using any of the five types of Windows network drivers available in the container.

Before implementing networking for containers, take a look at all of the network options available. For example, you might want to know which network driver you can use to enable containers to talk to each other and/or to enable container applications with public access. Once you enable the container feature on a Windows Hyper-V machine, the system creates a new Hyper-V virtual network interface card and connects all Windows or Hyper-V container vNICs to the Hyper-V virtual switch.

Network Address Translation

This is the default networking option for containers. The Network Address Translation (NAT) driver provides port forwarding, which enables you to forward traffic from container to host to give applications access to outside networks. When you start the containers, each container will obtain an IP address from the NAT driver or any custom network you have defined. The Windows driver, WinNAT, is responsible for passing network communication from containers to the host or external applications. You can use NAT in production environments, but there are a few limitations. Multiple subnets aren’t supported, and there is no automatic network configuration. Any networks you create on the host machine will also be available to Windows containers.

Transparent container networks

If you want your container or container applications to connect directly to physical networks, consider creating a transparent network. A transparent network obtains an IP address and options from an external Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server. You can also assign static IP addresses to transparent networks. You can create a transparent network by using the docker network command, but you must specify -d transparent, as shown in the command below:

Docker network create –d transparent ProdCustomNet

The command above enables ProdCustomNet to obtain an IP address from the DHCP server, while the command below creates the transparent network with an IP address and subnet values:

Docker network create –d transparent –subnet=172.20.20.0/24 –gateway=172.20.20.0/24 ProdCustomNet

If you run a container in a Hyper-V VM and plan to use a static IP address with a transparent network, then you must enable MACAddressSpoofing to enable network traffic from multiple media access control addresses.

L2 Bridging and L2 Tunneling

L2 Bridging and L2 Tunneling networks are ideal if you plan to use Hyper-V network virtualization or software-defined networking (SDN). L2, as the name suggests, is capable of performing address translation at Layer 2. You can only assign static IP addresses for L2 Bridging and L2 Tunneling networks in containers. If you’re a cloud hosting provider or have different tenants creating L2 Bridging or L2 Tunneling networks in containers, it makes more sense to use overlay networks to enable communication across multiple hosts. To create an L2 Bridging network, specify -d l2bridge, as shown in the command below:

Docker network create –d l2bridge –subnet=172.20.20.0/24 –gateway=172.20.20.1 ProdL2BridgeNet

Overlay container networks

If you deploy containers in swarm mode, multiple containers attached to the same overlay network can communicate across multiple container hosts. The system configures each overlay network with a private address range and its own subnet.

Which container network should you use?

There are many use cases for Windows network drivers. For example, you can use NAT for development purpose; transparent container networks for development purposes and for small to midsize deployments; L2 Bridging networks for SDN deployments; L2 Tunneling to connect to Azure networks; and overlay networks for when you deploy swarm clusters and would like containers to communicate with each other across hosts.

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Microsoft to support cloud meetings with on-prem Skype for Business

ORLANDO, Fla. — Microsoft will let Skype for Business customers use the Teams collaboration service exclusively for online meetings — a move likely to please enterprises that want to keep their on-premises calling and messaging.

Microsoft unveiled a preview of the new setup this week at Enterprise Connect. The company designed the product for large businesses that want to protect six-digit investments in calling hardware, while taking advantage of the scalability and advanced features of so-called cloud meetings in Teams.

Microsoft released an updated on-premises server for Skype for Business last year that will extend support for the product through at least 2023. At the same time, Microsoft has largely stopped innovating on the Skype platform, as it nudges users toward Teams.

The latest on-premises server gave businesses the ability to migrate users directly from Skype to Teams, rather than having to migrate them first to cloud-based Skype for Business Online.

Some enterprises have complained that Teams does not yet support calling features advanced enough to meet their needs. Other large organizations have privacy and regulatory concerns about storing messaging data in the cloud.

The cloud-meetings-only mode will provide a steppingstone for businesses by letting them disable the calling and messaging features of Teams.   

Microsoft said 500,000 organizations had begun piloting or using Teams over the last two years. However, the vendor has consistently declined to say how many daily active users exist within those organizations.

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A feature Teams will let users bring physical whiteboards into Microsoft Teams.

Microsoft Teams to support private channels

Microsoft plans to introduce private channels within Teams later this year that will be visible only to the members of those channels. Microsoft would not specify when that feature — long sought by users — would launch.

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Microsoft Teams added a whiteboard feature in preview for commercial customers this week.

Private channels let a subset of users within a team work on sensitive or confidential projects, keeping the chats and files within that channel invisible to other members of the team. Microsoft will also soon release information barriers, a feature that will let businesses restrict communications among internal users.

Cisco Webex Teams does not support private communications. Channels within a group are visible to all members. Microsoft, on the other hand, lets Teams users set up multiple secret channels within a group.

Nevertheless, Microsoft hasn’t caught up to Slack, which has supported private channels within workspaces — roughly equivalent to a team in the Microsoft and Cisco products — since October 2015. In January 2018, Slack took private channels one step further by enabling private shared channels for collaboration among separate companies.

Microsoft innovates with digital whiteboard features

Microsoft also highlighted at Enterprise Connect the public preview of a digital whiteboard feature in Teams for commercial customers.  

The feature lets participants in cloud meetings collaborate on a virtual canvas meant to simulate a physical whiteboard. Microsoft showcased two aspects of its whiteboard feature that could differentiate Teams from competing products.

Teams will be able to convert a picture of a physical whiteboard into a digital canvas, so the information can be stored in Teams and edited in an online meeting. What’s more, in Microsoft Teams Rooms, businesses will be able to use any USB camera to stream the image of a physical whiteboard into Teams.

Microsoft’s technology will automatically frame and enhance the physical whiteboard and will make transparent anyone that walks in front of the camera, so remote participants can continue to see the board.

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For Sale – Cheap Late 2014 iMac 27inch 5K due to screen crack

Discussion in ‘Desktop Computer Classifieds‘ started by whySh1n, Feb 26, 2019.

  1. Hi All,

    For sale late iMac 27inch 5K. Spec:
    3.5GHz i5
    16GB Ram
    AMD Radeon R9 M290X 2GB
    256GB SSD

    Great machine and very fast. Its iMac only with no accessories and no box.
    Priced lower due to screen cracks. We’ve been using it like this for around 2 years with no problems at all so if someone is looking for cheap machine this is it.

    Offers welcome.

    Price and currency: 650 =>450=>400
    Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
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  2. Price drop to £550

  3. No offers ?

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    So just the screen is cracked? Or the lcd?

  5. This is the thin model, they are both glued together instead of being separated as in pre 2012 iMac’s

  6. Price drop to £450

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    Tempted although wouldn’t mind seeing a photo of ther screen as a whole if possible?

    I am in Guildford do you drive and would you consider meeting somewhere between us?

  8. yeah, no problem. happy to organise for one of my driver to drop it off for you

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    I’m looking for a machine purely to run Logic Pro on, I’d pay £350 inc delivery if that’s any use to you.

  10. Sorry, a bit to low , thank you

  11. Picture of the front

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  12. Price drop to £400

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    Morning. Is the SSD original or aftermarket ?
    Could you post a picture of the screen with the machine not switched on.? It’s difficult to asses the extent of the crack.

  14. Original SSD , will get pics soon

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    Is the ram configuration 2×8 or 4×4 ?

  16. Will take at asking if you can deliver to me in North Lancashire without any further damage to the screen.

  17. its 2x 8GB

  18. Could you please PM your post code

  19. Post code PM’d

  20. Reluctant withdrawl as distance and health issues prevent both of us to deliver or meet up.

    Best of luck for your sale.
    Henry

  21. Bump, still available

  22. Last few days on here guys…

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    Any update on the picture ?

  24. Sorry, Forgot all about it fella .will get ti sorted end of the week once back home

  25. Hi Henry,

    I will have a driver on the job in your area soon. If you’re still interested we can have a deal.

    Please let me know

    Thank you

  26. If you can get it to me in the next couple of weeks then we a deal!

  27. Cool, confident I can get it to you safely in next couple of weeks

    PM???

  28. Let’s go for it!

  29. Just to confirm , cash received
    Will start working on delivery ASAP

  30. Looking forward to this arriving soon!

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