Question: (Closed) Basic Bioinformatics Setup--What do I need?
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4.2 years ago by
dan21981870
United States
dan21981870 wrote:
Hello Biostars, I'm a biotechnology undergraduate working on a metadata from a methylation project in conjunction with my mentor. As of yet, I have been working off my laptop (1 core) and a 3 TB hard drive. However, I don't have enough processing power to sift through the data on my laptop on a timely basis. I'm interested in setting up a "bioinformatics lab bench" cheaply--that is, on a student's budget. Any recommendations on hardware?
ADD COMMENTlink modified 4.2 years ago by Antonio R. Franco4.1k • written 4.2 years ago by dan21981870
AMD can get you u a lot of CPU cores for minimal $$. Talk to the local CompSci kids, they like building PCs on a budget.
ADD REPLYlink written 4.2 years ago by karl.stamm3.5k

Hello dan2198187!

This question has come up several times before, please search the site: https://www.biostars.org/local/search/page/?q=bioinformatics+hardware

For this reason we have closed your question. This allows us to keep the site focused on the topics that the community can help with.  You are almost certain to get more mileage out of an EC2 instance, as suggested.

ADD REPLYlink modified 4.2 years ago • written 4.2 years ago by Daniel Swan13k
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4.2 years ago by
Spain. Universidad de Córdoba
Antonio R. Franco4.1k wrote:

Take a look to the EC2 Amazon resources. There are many tutorials to learn how to use it

They rent you many different instances, that is, type of computers that fit your needs with different cores and memory and power.

You don't have to be worried about maintaining your computers, to purchase expensive equipment that will become outdated in short time, and with pre-payment, is pretty cheap. You pay for what you use

 

ADD COMMENTlink modified 4.2 years ago • written 4.2 years ago by Antonio R. Franco4.1k

Here is an example tutorial on AWS cloud computing with EC2.

https://github.com/griffithlab/rnaseq_tutorial/wiki/Intro-to-AWS-Cloud-Computing

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