Join us on March 27th to hear from Michael Cianfrocco, of the Life Sciences Institute at the University of Michicgan, about "Software tools to manage cryo-EM jobs on the cloud."
Software tools to manage cryo-EM jobs on the cloud
Life Sciences Institute, University of Michigan
Host: Jason Key
Access to streamlined computational resources remains a significant bottleneck for new users of cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM). To address this, I have built upon my previous work (Cianfrocco & Leschziner 2015) to develop software tools that will submit cryo-EM analysis routines and atomic model building jobs directly to Amazon Web Services (AWS) from a local computer or laptop. These new software tools (“cryoem-cloud-tools”) have incorporated optimal data movement, security, and cost-saving strategies, giving novice users access to complex AWS routines. These tools were integrated into the RELION2 processing pipeline and graphical user interface weto determined a 2.2 Å structure of ß-galactosidase in ~55 hours on AWS. Since this original implementation, we have expanded available software packages to include Rosetta, cisTEM and cryoSPARC. These software tools dramatically reduce the barrier for entry of new users to cloud computing for cryo-EM and are freely available at cryoem-tools.cloud.
For more information see this preprint>.
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