Cloud Computing with iPlant Atmosphere

McKay, S. J., Skidmore, E. J., LaRose, C. J., Mercer, A. W., Noutsos, C. (October 2013) Cloud Computing with iPlant Atmosphere. Curr Protoc Bioinformatics, 43. 9 15 1-20. ISSN 1934-340X (Electronic)1934-3396 (Linking)

DOI: 10.1002/0471250953.bi0915s43


Cloud Computing refers to distributed computing platforms that use virtualization software to provide easy access to physical computing infrastructure and data storage, typically administered through a Web interface. Cloud-based computing provides access to powerful servers, with specific software and virtual hardware configurations, while eliminating the initial capital cost of expensive computers and reducing the ongoing operating costs of system administration, maintenance contracts, power consumption, and cooling. This eliminates a significant barrier to entry into bioinformatics and high-performance computing for many researchers. This is especially true of free or modestly priced cloud computing services. The iPlant Collaborative offers a free cloud computing service, Atmosphere, which allows users to easily create and use instances on virtual servers preconfigured for their analytical needs. Atmosphere is a self-service, on-demand platform for scientific computing. This unit demonstrates how to set up, access and use cloud computing in Atmosphere.

Item Type: Paper
Uncontrolled Keywords: Arabidopsis/genetics Cloud Computing Genome Internet Sequence Analysis, RNA Software User-Computer Interface cloud storage iPlant virtualization
Subjects: organism description > plant > Arabidopsis
bioinformatics > computational biology
organism description > plant
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Communities: CSHL labs > Hammell M. lab
Dolan DNA Learning Center
Depositing User: Matt Covey
Date: 15 October 2013
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2016 19:49
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2016 19:49
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