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Tuesday, September 17 • 18:30 - 19:30
P11 - Cloud-Hosted Training on Remote Desktops

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Edinburgh Genomics runs regular bioinformatics training courses for around twenty students at a time, often working on complex bioinformatics pipelines which require specialist software and reference data. In order to provide all participants with a full custom Linux desktop environment we now use AWS EC2 hosted instances running Ubuntu, XFCE4 and TigerVNC. After solving some initial problems and automating the setup and teardown processes we have arrived at a solution that has proved very effective and flexible. Here we share our practical experiences, lessons learned and several useful scripts.

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Timothy Booth

Developer and Bioinformatician, Edinburgh Genomics

Tuesday September 17, 2019 18:30 - 19:30 BST
6. The Great Hall Aston Webb Building