Genome sequencing in the cloud

Wei Chen, Bo Peng, Yun Wan, Christopher I. Amos

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2 Scopus citations


This chapter discussed the latest development of using cloud-computing technology for genome sequencing in bioinformatics field. It introduced the definition of genome sequencing and cloud computing, discussed the current status of NGS in cloud with the example of Nimbix. It also provided a rich source of cloud computing related service providers and technologies for references. Finally, it discussed the challenges of conducting NGS in a cloud environment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDelivery and Adoption of Cloud Computing Services in Contemporary Organizations
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9781466682115
ISBN (Print)1466682108, 9781466682108
StatePublished - Mar 31 2015


  • AWS
  • Cloud computing
  • EC2
  • Hadoop/mapreduce
  • IaaS
  • NGS
  • Nimbix
  • PaaS
  • S3
  • SaaS

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)


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