Published on November 14, 2017 by Amazon Web Services

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The Smithsonian’s Data Science Team’s mission is to implement solutions that will accelerate science and lower the bar for entry to genomics research, not only for Smithsonian scientists but for biodiversity researchers in general. They are working to improve a critical part of the genome analysis pipeline – annotation. By using the AWS Cloud for annotation, different parts of a genome assembly can be annotated in parallel, with the results being knitted together in a final step. The ability to scale up to many instances for brief periods will make annotation fast while remaining inexpensive. The cloud has enabled the Smithsonian Institution to share their research and increase knowledge through open data science.

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Mayank Bansal
Mayank Bansal
8 months 2 days ago

AWS is awesome..