Posts Tagged ‘cloud’

As we’re starting to get into cloud technology in a big way here, I decided to take part in Ubuntu’s IRC training days on the subject, Ubuntu Cloud Days.  While the material covered was often more low-level than what we are likely to use in the short term, I found the sessions on Ensemble and CloudInit to be particularly useful, as they’ll be directly applicable to our upcoming GWAS work on the ec2 cloud.

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Update: I’ve now rolled this blog post into the Ubuntu wiki’s: EC2 Starters Guide page. Hopefully this helps out the Ubuntu community!

The informatics team here at MalariaGEN have been working with ec2 since before I joined them. So naturally, it’s one technology with which I’ve had to come to grips in the course of doing my job. For me, EC2 had a fairly steep learning curve, and after spending a while trying to learn it through doing, I decided that I would just have to spend some time getting properly to grips with how things worked. As part of that I decided to document it in a way that I’d not yet seen on the web: logically, comprehensively, explaining all the strange concepts and quirks that were clouding my understanding and stopping me from getting my job done efficiently. (more…)