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Old 03-29-2012, 10:46 AM   #6
Richard Finney
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Amazon 1000 genomes?

From the amazon blog : "Researchers pay only for the additional AWS resources they need for further processing or analysis of the data.".

I'm guessing that's the "gotcha": you can view chunks for free (which you can anyway ... from other sources) but you get to pay for analyzing it.

I am wary of this "we'll keep the data and you can pay us" concept of "the cloud".

I think a better model would be: here's a shell login to your own VM and you can write or use your own python/java/c/bash programs to quickly access the 200TB.

I wish TCGA would do something like this but the data is locked down pretty hard. Maybe we'll get some open access disease samples as more Asian countries provide less encumbered data.
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