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How to set up a virtual machine on the Nectar cloud

What is it



Set up some stuff in: Dashboard -> Project -> Compute

Key pairs


Your instance (= VM)


We will login (= connect) to this instance (= VM).

Work out your username


Install Bioconda so it’s easy to install other tools

Note: This is about getting tools (software) onto your VM. There are other ways to do this!

Get Miniconda

Install Miniconda

Install tools

e.g. the spades assembler

Get some sample data

e.g. some Illumina fastQ sequencing reads

Run an analysis

e.g. spades assembly. Note that we will set number of threads (1) and max amount of RAM (2 GB), as per the VM’s limits.

How to close and keep it running