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Cloud Computing for Biomedical Researchers

April 30, 2018

8:30am - 4:30pm

NIH Bethesda Campus

FREE - One Day Hands-on Training in Cloud Computing

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

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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 

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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 

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