27 November, 2009

BLAST problems

BLAST should be available again - following the recent scripting, the server hard drive had filled up, so that it was unable to process any more requests. We have cleared some space, so the server is now able to accept tickets once again.

Please accept our apologies for the continued downtime.

24 November, 2009

SNP consequences

Did you know that you can use the ensembl API to predict the consequences of your own SNP positions? This is a really popular question and there is some example code on the website to guide you through this. See an example here. This functionality is available from ensembl release 56 but we have also recently patched release 54 in case you need to use the NCBI 36 human assembly.
Soon there will be a page on the website where you can upload your data and we will project SNP consequences for you.

BLAST back online

Our BLAST/BLAT service has been re-enabled, following a problem with the server hosting the BLAT logs which has now been fixed. Thank you for your patience.

23 November, 2009

Ensembl Events in December 2009

After two extremely busy months things are getting quieter again on the Ensembl training front. For December we have the following events scheduled:

3 Dec: Browser workshop for Master's students at University College London, London, UK
9 Dec: Browser workshop at Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge, UK

For details about these and other upcoming events, please have a look at the complete list of Ensembl training events.

20 November, 2009

BLAST unavailable

We have had to disable BLAST temporarily owing to excessive load on the servers. The service will be enabled as soon we have analysed the problem.

17 November, 2009

BLAST back online

We have now repaired the BLAST database and the service is once more available. We will be monitoring the situation, but hopefully no further action will be required.

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused.

16 November, 2009

BLAST unavailable

We regret that owing to problems with our BLAST server, we have had to disable this feature temporarily, as issues with tickets were bringing down the whole Ensembl website. We will endeavour to have BLAST back online as soon as possible; please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused.