NGScloud: RNA-seq analysis of non-model species using cloud computing

Bioinformatics has just published online our recent work on cloud computing tools for the Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) area. This journal paper can be accessed here.

RNA-seq analysis usually requires large computing infrastructures. NGScloud is a bioinformatic system developed to analyze RNA-seq data using the cloud computing services of Amazon that permit the access to ad hoc computing infrastructure scaled according to the complexity of the experiment, so its costs and times can be optimized. The application provides a user-friendly front-end to operate Amazon’s hardware resources, and to control a workflow of RNA-seq analysis oriented to non-model species, incorporating the cluster concept, which allows parallel runs of common RNA-seq analysis programs in several virtual machines for faster analysis.

NGScloud is freely available at A manual detailing installation and how-to-use instructions is available with the distribution.

This work is part of the PhD work from Fernando Mora-Márquez, which I’m currently co-advising.

J.L. Vázquez-Poletti

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