Cloud Computing – 1 Day Hands-on Training

Cloud offers computers with hundreds of cores and terabytes of memory, on a hourly basis, for a mere couple of dollars and on-demand, for anyone who can use a computer and internet. This democratizes the high performance computing that everybody can use. AABI has taught hundreds of researchers at the National Institutes of Health, USA, on how to use the Cloud for their research.


Participants will create personal cloud computing accounts, instances (renting and using a windows machine and linux machine), set security, configure storage, create snapshots, create clusters, images, acces instances and perform routine tasks.


  • Participants will be provided with step-by-step walk through instructions to setup, configure, secure, monitor and access computing resources rented in public cloud infrastructures.
  • Training provided by active NIH biomedical researcher, with a decade of experience at NIH
  • Cookbook style bound manual for all exercises


  • Participants should be comfortable with basic computer skills.
  • Participants should bring your own laptop.

Who should attend:

  • Anyone (including researchers, students, faculty, academics and clinicians) who is looking to free themselves from not being able to use a latest software just because they don’t have access to a personal windows or a linux machine.
  • Anyone (including researchers, faculty, academics, clinicians and students) who is facing issues with hardware limitations (not having access to a powerful machine to handle their large data or a compute intensive task).
  • Anyone (including researchers, faculty, academics, clinicians and students) who would like to perform computations on a on-demand hourly basis, for pennies, cents or dollars per hour, using any popular operating system, from anywhere in the world.
  • Scientists in program administrations interested in learning the standard tools, techniques and concepts in cloud computing.

Hands-on Skills/Tools taught:

  • Cloud platform:Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Computing:AWS Elastic Cloud Compute (EC2)
  • Computing:Secure Shell, Secure File Transfer (SSH/SFTP)
  • Computing:AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)
  • Computing:AWS GPU, CPU, Cluster
  • Standards:HIPAA, FISMA, FedRAMP, ISO
  • Pricing:On-demand, spot, reserved
  • Storage:AWS Simple Storage Service (S3)
  • Storage:AWS Elastic Block Store (EBS)
  • Storage:AWS Volumes, Snapshots, Amazon Machine Images (AMI)
  • BigData:Hadoop, MapReduce, DynamoDB
  • Monitoring:CloudWatchRegister Here


Dr. Vijay Nagarajan PhD
AABI/National Institutes of Health, USA

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