Table 1

Currently integrated programs
Name Details
MapReduce programs CloudBurst [4] Highly sensitive short read mapping with MapReduce.
Myrna [5] A cloud computing tool for calculating differential gene expression in large RNA-seq datasets.
Crossbow [6] A scalable software pipeline for whole genome re-sequencing analysis.
FastQ-Preprocessing4 Quality control for high throughput sequence data in fastq format.
SNPFinder4 Filters and extracts certain SNPs from genome wide association studies datasets.
Hadoop-Examples [3] Several Hadoop example applications including Sort and Grep.
System images Cloud BioLinux [10] An AWS-EC2 image that includes a wide range of biological software, programming libraries as well as data sets.
RStudio [11] An AWS-EC2 image that enables the usage of all R programming tools via a web interface.
Web applications HaploGrep [13] A web application to determine mitochondrial DNA haplogroups.

Schönherr et al.

Schönherr et al. BMC Bioinformatics 2012 13:200   doi:10.1186/1471-2105-13-200

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