Lecture 18: Cloud Computing

What is cloud computing? Many definitions are available (e.g, here <http://www.katescomment.com/what-is-cloud-computing/>).

Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Platform-as-a-service (PaaS), Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) (defined here <http://www.katescomment.com/iaas-paas-saas-definition/>).

Basic UNIX commands (you’ll need these when working on EC2).

Working with EC2 (illustrates how to interact with the QIIME EC image).