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CLIMB (the Cloud Infrastructure for Microbial Bioinformatics): an online resource for the medical microbiology community.

Authors: Connor, Thomas R and Loman, Nicholas J and Thompson, Simon and Smith, Andy and Southgate, Joel and Poplawski, Radoslaw and Bull, Matthew J and Richardson, Emily and Ismail, Matthew and Thompson, Simon Elwood- and Kitchen, Christine and Guest, Martyn and Bakke, Marius and Sheppard, Samuel K and Pallen, Mark J

The increasing availability and decreasing cost of high-throughput sequencing has transformed academic medical microbiology, delivering an explosion in available genomes while also driving advances in bioinformatics. However, many microbiologists are unable to exploit the resulting large genomics datasets because they do not have access to relevant computational resources and to an appropriate bioinformatics infrastructure. Here, we present the Cloud Infrastructure for Microbial Bioinformatics (CLIMB) facility, a shared computing infrastructure that has been designed from the ground up to provide an environment where microbiologists can share and reuse methods and data.

Journal: Microbial genomics
DOI: 10.1099/mgen.0.000086
Year: 2016

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