MSI has deployed a cloud service for research computing called Stratus. In its initial iteration, Stratus is designed expressly to satisfy the requirements set forth by the NIH Genomic Data Sharing (GDS) Policy for data from the Database of Genotypes and Phenotypes (i.e., dbGaP data). This tutorial introduces Stratus to users who wish to process dbGaP data at MSI, and gives them an interactive lesson on how to access the service, deploy their first virtual machines, and move data through multiple tiers of storage.
The NSF has a number of computational resources available to University staff and students as part of the XSEDE program. These computers have a lot in common with MSI systems, but there are a few important differences. This hands-on tutorial will introduce MSI researchers to multiple XSEDE resources. Participants will receive access to the Stampede 2 and Jetstream systems to run example jobs. This tutorial will cover the basics of policies, data movement, submitting jobs, and connecting to machines that are part of XSEDE.