Genomic Data: Binary vs ASCII – Part Three: CPU vs GPU

Review In the first post, I described some background information on computer storage, how byte arrangement “endianness” can impact our tools, and ASCII vs binary data. In the previous post, I discussed the 3-bit format I used for this evaluation.  Let me summarize the approach and then we’ll proceed to …

Term Completion & Search–Another Great use for Full Text Search in SQL Server

As is every hospital in the US, we are working to move to ICD-10 for our coding and billing.  Our EMR system has been challenged with the conversion and we’ve found a number of anomalies in our validation. Our vocabularies include: ICD-9, ICD-10, SNOMED, and great commercial vocabulary from IMO.  …

Step-By-Step: Putting up a SharePoint Foundation Site on the Internet behind a Home Firewall

I had an unexpected visit to the ED last week and my wife fortunately had the presence of mind to bring my “health record binder’” where I keep a hard copy of all my doctor visits and labs and stuff.  But, I have all these stored on a development SharePoint …