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Cloud Platform

The BioBam Bioinformatics Cloud Platform is an AWS based cloud system for high-performance, secure and scalable bioinformatics analysis. With the BioBam Cloud, we offer a highly optimized, self-sustained HPC solution which offers a very performant system at the minimum expense for your analysis.

Your data integrity is paramount to us. BioBam is an AWS Technology Partner and our solution is supported by the certified infrastructure of AWS. The AWS environments are continuously audited, with certifications from accreditation bodies across the globe. We use data transfer encryption to a VPC to guarantee a safe working environment. Account information is kept secure with sophisticated, state-of-the-art AWS permission policies and authentification services. Badge


Available services


CloudBlast allows you to execute standard NCBI Blast+ searches directly from within Blast2GO PRO in a dedicated computing cloud. Blasting has always been a bottleneck in homology-based bioinformatics analysis and neither public resources nor local installations could provide satisfying solutions to the majority of you. With this new approach, we want to provide a permanent solution to this problem. 


CloudIPS allows running EBI's InterProScan on the BioBam Bioinformatics Cloud Platform 10 times faster, more reliable and secure.

Other Algorithms

BioBam Bioinformatics Cloud Platform also hosts a number of other bioinformatics algorithms which are either difficult to set up, maintain or highly platform dependent. Blast2GO can directly access them to perform scalable, parallelized data analysis in the cloud. 

FREE Cloud Computation Units

All Blast2GO PRO subscriptions (including the CLC Genomics Workbench and Geneious Plugin versions) include free Cloud ComputationUnits as follows: (offer valid from the 1st of May 2015)

Subscription Time Period Single Multi
1 Year   6.000.000 15.000.000
2 Years   12.000.000 30.000.000
3 Years   18.000.000 45.000.000

What are Computation Units?

Each algorithm (e.g. a sequence alignment) performed in our cloud platform consumes a certain amount of computation time depending on the input data, the algorithm and its parameters (e.g. the sequence length (input data) of a blastx (algorithm) against the NR database (parameter)).

These computation units correspond directly to the usage of the cluster (used CPU seconds and network traffic).

A Blast2GO PRO subscription comes with a certain amount of ComputationUnits for free (e.g. 6 million units with a 1 year Blast2GO PRO subscription). Please see the table above. If this does not fit your project requirements, additional units can be purchased. This can be done the moment you subscribe to Blast2GO PRO or once your computation units are consumed. 

For the CloudBlast Service you can use the ComputationUnits Calculator on this page to estimate how many units your project requires.


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Scientific Impact of Blast2GO

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