Hi Biostar Community,
I'm starting my PhD in a small company and my subject will require to mine data from literature transcriptional analysis (microarray/RNA-seq). I might also have to analyses a couple RNA-seq experiment myself.
I already analyzed microarray data, and I know you don't need a beast to do it, but I have read that for RNAseq, especially on human data, you need considerable computing power if you need to perform raw reads alignment
I don't have access to a computer cluster, and it is uncertain that I will.
I seek for advices about what solution are available for me ? Would a laptop be sufficient to perform re-analysis of published data ? Are published data mostly raw datas for RNA-seq ? Do I need to look at Desktop solution ? Or is it not possible without an external computer cluster ?
Thanks for your help !