Release note 09.04.17

QUERY VALIDATION

We've implemented a system to help you generate queries with a meaningful sample size of data. For instance, if you add more than three entities (e.g. Case, Sample, File) without applying any filters, the Data Browser prompts you to add one or more properties with specific values to narrow your query before continuing, as shown below.

Release note 08.28.17

SUPPORT FOR AMAZON WEB SERVICES SPOT INSTANCES

Seven Bridges has introduced support for Spot instances on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) deploy of Cavatica. Spot instance support can be selected as a default for projects and and an option for each task execution. By selecting a spot instance execution costs can be dramatically reduced. Our testing indicates an execution cost savings of over 75% on common workflows.

Release note 08.01.17

ELASTIC BLOCK STORAGE CUSTOMIZATION FEATURE

Overview

On August 1, we released a feature that provides you with the ability to customize the amount of Elastic Block Storage (EBS) disk space attached to different Amazon instance configurations. EBS customization is useful for bioinformatics workflows because it provides the ability to optimize your computation by giving you greater control over requirements and costs.

To learn more about EBS customization, please see our documentation.

Release note 03.31.17

EXPORT TO VOLUMES: COPY-ONLY PARAMETER

We've added an Advance Access copy-only parameter to the Start an Export job request for Volumes. This means that, while it is fully operational, it is subject to change. If this parameter, copy_only, is set to true, the specified file will be copied to a volume but the source file will remain on the Platform. Learn more from our documentation.

Release note 11.14.16

GROUP PARAMETER SETTINGS

View parameter settings grouped by the apps they belong to on task-related pages, such as the Draft Task page and Task page. This functionality allows you to toggle between viewing:

  • all parameters for all apps within your workflow
  • editable parameters
  • only the parameters whose values are different from the default ones

Release note 10.17.16

CREATE AND USE FOLDERS VIA THE API

You can organize your project files within folders via specific API requests. The Folders functionality is an advanced access feature, which means specific feature details are subject to change. Each project is a root folder containing all your project files. Create nesting folders within this root folder to sort your files or mirror external file structures. Currently, this functionality is only accessible via the API. This means you can only see the files in your root folder on the visual interface. You won't be able to see the folders you've created via the API or the files within them via the visual interface Learn more about folders.

Release note 09.05.16

TAG FILES VIA THE API

Previously, we introduced file tagging on the visual interface to facilitate finding and organizing your data. We’ve now added support for interacting with tags via the API. Use the API to tag a set of files based on a cohort of patients, a molecular characteristic, or other attributes that you want to remember. You can edit and view these tags at any point in time. You can also filter files by their tags--much easier than paging through all the data you have in a project. Learn more about this feature from our documentation on the Seven Bridges Knowledge Center.