Another software package integrated in AWS – cisTEM! This is a powerful new software under beta release that stands to provide scientists with another high-resolution pipeline for structure determination. This is slightly different from other packages in that you can either use command line driven GUIs that are opened remotely, or, you can connect via […]
We are pleased to announce that we finalized the protocol for installing & launching cryoSPARC on AWS! Since we can’t distribute the software via AWS, we have provided instructions for users to do a one-time install of cryoSPARC and then also provided the information on using cryoSPARC after it is installed. Learn more here.
This week we just added a new feature – requesting spot instances through the RELION2 GUI interface. Just add the option –spot [price] into the extra commands line and then click run. Now that jobs will only run when your spot price is above current price AND our code does not restart the job if […]
After months of tuning AWS instances, configurations, and job execution, we finally have a scalable movie alignment algorithm that can align 1500 movies in less than two hours (using 80 GPUs). This means that it takes 3 – 4 minutes per movie per GPU, which includes the time it takes to move the data around. […]
To help usher in a new set of software tools, we have set up a brand new website to help show users all of the cloud computing resources that are available for cryo-EM. For us, the cloud is broadly defined as any and all remote computing. This means that ‘cloud’ computing could be on Amazon Web Services or […]