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Evol Bioinform Online. 2012;8:527-34. doi: 10.4137/EBO.S9946. Epub 2012 Aug 30.

Cloud computing for comparative genomics with windows azure platform.

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Center for Biomedical Informatics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA. ; School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ulsan National Institute of Technology, Ulsan, Korea.


Cloud computing services have emerged as a cost-effective alternative for cluster systems as the number of genomes and required computation power to analyze them increased in recent years. Here we introduce the Microsoft Azure platform with detailed execution steps and a cost comparison with Amazon Web Services.


Roundup; Windows Azure; cloud computing; comparative genomics; computational genomics; genomics; ortholog; orthologs

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