Introduction to Cloud Computing for Genomics: Instructor Notes

Cloud Genomics Pre-Workshop

The cloud genomics lesson materials are intended to be used late in the workshop, after the learners are comfortable with the command line and concepts. There is limited computation, however it does require some use of the Amazon EC2 instances. It is designed to give learners a chance to think about how they will do computation on their own after the workshop, and to ask questions about how to access and choose among computing resources.

Log In issues

If instances die during the workshop:

ping hostname

Discussion of computing resources

We’ve provided some background info on several common computing resources (AWS, HPCs, XSEDE) and are always adding more. At minimum, we’ve provided links out to information on other services. It helps to skim over these before your workshop to familarize yourself, but no one expects you to be an expert on all of these. In most instances you can answer learner questions just by screensharing the lesson page and clicking through the links we’ve provided.