[Segway-users] Segway on Amazon AWS
mmh1 at uw.edu
Wed Apr 13 17:03:15 PDT 2011
Thanks very much, Jay! This is really cool stuff.
Please note that the Segway 1.0.3 snapshot Jay made (snap-dbe720b4) is
only available in the US East Region, which is probably what you want
to use for compute anyway, as it is cheaper.
On Wed, 13 Apr 2011, Jay Hesselberth wrote:
> Dear Segway users,
> Michael asked me to put together some instructions for getting Segway
> (and genomedata & segtools) running on Amazon Web Services. This
> turns out to be straightforward to do, and I've outlined the process
> here (http://sc3id.ucdenver.edu/jhessel/segway-cloud/segway-amazon-cloud.html).
> Essentially it amounts to:
> 1. Signing up for an AWS account (you'll need a CC number)
> 2. Installing starcluster on your local client
> 3. Copying the public segway snapshot over to your own EBS volume
> 4. Launching a AWS cluster instance of arbitrary size with
> starcluster, with specific instructions via starcluster to mount the
> segway volume (instructions above)
> 5. Transfer some data in (e.g. a genomedata archive) onto your
> cluster (e.g. via scp). You'll want to create a separate EBS volume
> for this so that the data is persistent (I typically make 50 Gb
> volumes as I need them).
> 6. Launch a segmentation.
> We have had good luck running multi-day segmentations for reasonably
> cheap. By the way, I was mainly motivated to do this because the
> cluster that I have routine access to is a Mac OS X cluster, and it
> turns out to be non-trivial to install segway in that environment
> (mainly SGE/drmaa limitations). I've also figured out a workaround
> for that, if anyone is interested.
> Jay Hesselberth, PhD
> Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics
> University of Colorado School of Medicine
> off: (303) 724-5384
> lab: (303) 724-5486
> jay.hesselberth at gmail.com
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Michael Hoffman, PhD
Department of Genome Sciences
University of Washington
PO Box 355065
Seattle, WA 98195-5065
mmh1 at uw.edu
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