Introduction to Amazon Web Services¶
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a subsidiary of Amazon that provides on-demand cloud computing platforms and APIs to individuals, companies and governments, on a metered pay-as-you-go basis. Subscribers can pay for a single virtual AWS computer, a dedicated physical computer, or clusters of either. AWS cloud computing resources are useful for conducting large-scale genomic analyses that would otherwise take too long or crash local computers.
|Est. time||Lesson name||Description|
|30 mins||Setting up an AWS instance||How to start and configure an AWS instance?|
|15 mins||Connecting to an instance||How to begin working on your AWS instance?|
|20 mins||Using the Screen Command||How to run multiple screens and switch between tabs?|
|10 mins||Terminating an instance||How to stop or terminate your AWS instance?|
- introduce researchers to cloud computing resources
- learn to set up a cloud computer
- learn to connect to the cloud computer
- learn to run multiple screen sessions and switch between them
- learn how to terminate an instance
Financial: First time AWS users require a valid credit card to set up an AWS account.
Time: You need to have an Amazon Web Services account. AWS account setup needs approval by AWS, and approval times can range from minutes to days.
Proceed directly to the step-by-step tutorial or watch these 10-minute videos that demonstrate setting up and connecting to AWS instances via Windows or Mac.