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Cloud Computing for Biomedical Researchers

FREE - One Day Hands-on Training in Cloud Computing

April 30, 2018; Monday  8:30 am - 4:30 pm,

NIH Betehsda Campus

Registration occurs on a first-come, first-served basis. Limted seats only.

Cloud offers computers with hundreds of cores and terabytes of memory, on a hourly basis, from pennies to 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 cloud instances (renting and using a windows or linux machine), set security, configure storage, create snapshots, create clusters, images, acces instances and perform routine tasks.


  • 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.
  • Training provided by active NIH researchers
  • Cookbook style manual for all exercises
  • Direct, after training support through exclusive forum membership

Who should attend:

  • Anyone (including researchers, academics, clinicians and students) who is looking to free themselves from not being able to use a latest software just because they don't have access to a personal windows or a linux machine.
  • Anyone (including researchers, academics, clinicians and students) who is facing issues with hardware limitations (not having access to a powerful machine to handle their large data or a compute intensive task).
  • Anyone (including researchers, academics, clinicians and students) who would like to perform computations on a on-demand hourly basis, for pennies, cents or dollars per hour, using any popular operating system, from anywhere in the world.
  • Scientists in program administrators interested in learning the standard tools, techniques and concepts in cloud computing.

Notes:  You must bring your own laptop to the workshop  

Prerequisites: Participants should be comfortable with basic computer skills

Hands-on Skills/Tools taught/demonstrated:
BigData:                     Hadoop, MapReduce, DynamoDB
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
Marketplace:               MolBioCloud
Monitoring:                  CloudWatch
Pricing:                        On-demand, spot, reserved
Standards:                   GovCloud
Storage:                      AWS Simple Storage Service (S3)
Storage:                      AWS Elastic Block Store (EBS)
Storage:                      AWS Volumens, Snapshots, Amazon Machine Images (AMI)

Training Rate: FREE 


Workshop Location
Building 45, Room E1/E2
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
9000 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20892

Contact & Registration Information
Conference and Training Team 
Telephone:   301-496-7977