Want the complete annotated human genome for more than 2000 people? Want to compare those genomes to the complete genomes of elephants, dolphins, or Tasmanian devils? You can do all that for free on Amazon AWS.
“Previously, large data sets such as the mapping of the Human Genome and the US Census data required hours or days to locate, download, customize, and analyze. Now, anyone can access these data sets from their Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances and start computing on the data within minutes.”
To get the data, just do these three easy steps:
1. Sign up for an Amazon EC2 account.
2. Launch an Amazon EC2 instance.
3. Create an Amazon EBS volume using the Snapshot ID listed in the catalog above for your chosen snapshot.
You only pay for the computing time on your own apps.