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CloudBioLinux is an open-source project providing machine images for bioinformatics on cloud computing platforms.[1] CloudBioLinux provides a build and deployment system which can deploy directly to desktop machines, to desktop Virtual Machines (VMs), or to cloud providers such as the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). The project also provides a pre-built Amazon Machine Image (AMI) for use on Amazon EC2, and downloadable pre-built virtual machine images for the desktop virtual machine software VirtualBox and for use on a private Eucalyptus cloud.

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BioLinux provides linux distributions configured for bioinformatics. The CloudBioLinux project grew out of the BioLinux project.[1]

The open-source CloudMan project builds on CloudBioLinux and Galaxy to provide pre-configured Galaxy virtual clusters on cloud computing platforms.[2][3]


  1. ^ a b Krampis, K.; Booth, T.; Chapman, B.; Tiwari, B.; Bicak, M.; Field, D.; Nelson, K. E. (2012). "Cloud BioLinux: Pre-configured and on-demand bioinformatics computing for the genomics community". BMC Bioinformatics. 13: 42. doi:10.1186/1471-2105-13-42. PMC 3372431. PMID 22429538.
  2. ^ Afgan, E.; Chapman, B.; Taylor, J. (2012). "CloudMan as a platform for tool, data, and analysis distribution". BMC Bioinformatics. 13: 315. doi:10.1186/1471-2105-13-315. PMC 3556322. PMID 23181507.
  3. ^ Afgan, E.; Chapman, B.; Jadan, M.; Franke, V.; Taylor, J. (2012). "Using Cloud Computing Infrastructure with CloudBioLinux, CloudMan, and Galaxy". Current Protocols in Bioinformatics. doi:10.1002/0471250953.bi1109s38. ISBN 0471250953.

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