Skip to main content

Centre for informatics and computing Interactive Workshop - Introduction to cloud computing (and its application in bioinformatics)

May 23rd 2016
Centre for informatics and computing Interactive Workshop - Introduction to cloud computing (and its application in bioinformatics)

When? Monday, June 6, 2016. - 9AM to 12PM

Where? RBI, Library, 5th wing (computer classroom)

For whom? Scientists who regularly use compute and data intensive applications and algorithms; researchers who develop their own applications and require significant computing resources; all researchers interested in what Cloud is, how it can be used and how Cloud can help them in their research.

Workshop description

Through this interactive workshop participants will get to know the basics of cloud computing and, through several hands-on exercises, learn how to easily and quickly obtain necessary compute and storage resources from a number of cloud providers. Further, the participants will learn how to modify available resources to meet their computational research needs as well as how to preserve those changes for future uses. As an example of an application that has been successfully used in the cloud context, we will present and use the Galaxy analysis system ( for a sample analysis of biological data.

By attending this workshop, the attendees will get an opportunity to answer the following questions:

  • What is a computational cloud?
  • How and where to use the cloud?
  • What cloud infrastructures exist in the world and in Croatia?
  • How to launch and configure a personal virtual machine using the Amazon cloud.
  • How to re-launch, share, and extend the personal machine without the need for repeat configuration?
  • How is the cloud used in practice? An example: bioinformatics data analysis using the Amazon cloud and Galaxy application.


09:00 - 09:30 Introduction to Cloud computing 

09:30 - 10:15 Starting your own virtual machine (Amazon AWS)

10:15 - 10:30 Break

10:30 - 11:15 Virtual machine configuration

11:15 - 12:00 Example: Galaxy application - analysis of bioinformatic data


dr. sc. Enis Afgan1,2, dr. sc. Davor Davidović1

1Ruđer Bošković Institute, Centre for informatics and Computing, Zagreb, Croatia

2Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA


For registration please go to

This site uses cookies.. Some of these cookies are essential, while others help us improve your experience by providing insights into how the site is being used. For more detailed information on the cookies we use, please check our Privacy Policy.

Customise settings
  • Necessary cookies enable core functionality. The website cannot function properly without these cookies, and can only be disabled by changing your browser preferences.