News:Training in Cloud Computing for Biology Researchers @ NIH, USA, Jan 17-19, 2017
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Training in Cloud Computing for Biology Researchers @ NIH national institutes of health, USA, Jan 17-19, 2017

Hands-on Training in Cloud Computing for Biology Researchers

Jan 17-19, 2017


National Institutes of Health

9000 Rockville Pike

Building 60, Room 162

Bethesda, MD 20892, USA


Cloud offers computers with hundreds of cores and terabytes of memory, on a hourly basis, for a mere couple of dollars and on-demand, for anyone who can use a computer and internet. This democratizes the high performance computing that everybody can use.


Participants will create personal cloud computing accounts, instances (renting and using a windows machine and linux machine), set security, configure storage, create snapshots, create clusters, images, acces instances and perform routine tasks.

Hands-on Skills/Tools Taught

  • Cloud platform: Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Cloud platform: Google Cloud Platform
  • Cloud platform: Azure - Microsoft Cloud Platform
  • Computing: AWS Elastic Cloud Compute (EC2)
  • Computing: Secure Shell, Secure File Transfer (SSH/SFTP)
  • Computing: AWS Identity and Access Management(IAM)
  • Computing: AWS GPU, CPU, Cluster
  • Standards: GovCloud
  • Pricing: On-demand, spot, reserved
  • Storage: AWS Simple Storage Service (S3)
  • Storage: AWS Elastic Block Store (EBS)
  • Storage: AWS Volumens, Snapshots, Amazon Machine Images
  • BigData: Hadoop, MapReduce, DynamoDB
  • Monitoring: CloudWatch


  • Participants will be provided with step-by-step walk through instructions to setup, configure, secure, monitor and access computing resources rented in public cloud infrastructures.
  • Linux based cloud image with comprehensive collection of bioinformatics software freely provided to participants
  • Training provided by active NIH researchers
  • Cookbook style bound manual for all exercises
  • Direct, after training support through exclusive forum membership
  • Continuing Educational Credits

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