The first step in using the Nimbus Informatics Portal is to tell us about your samples and how they relate to your overall study and experiments. Collecting this information will help you to track your results more easily.
The next step is to upload or ship your sequence and associate it with your samples. This can be done using a variety of common sequence file formats including FASTQ.
Current analytical workflow options include those built for whole genome and whole exome resequencing. Once selected, a private cluster is created on Amazon's cloud and the workflow is launched for the sequence inputs you choose.
Outputs from the chosen workflow are available through the Nimbus Portal. These are workflow-specific and may include BAM files, variant calls, and even full genome browsers. You can choose to share these results with other users or export the data for use in a variety of bioinformatics tools.
Nimbus Informatics allows small to medium-sized labs to operate at the scale of large centers. Our services greatly reduce the local bioinformatics staffing needed by providing computational support in an ad hoc, cloud-based portal. Our goal is to provide a "pushbutton" genome analysis service.
Open Source Science
Nimbus Informatics is committed to using and contributing back to open source projects. We believe this makes the best tools available to our customers and gives the greatest transparency to our services. Nimbus fully supports the open source SeqWare project, all of our code is checked in there.
Whole Genome Capable
The Nimbus solution has been built from the ground up to support the massive amounts of data generated by whole genome and whole exome resequencing. Our infrastructure has been created from day one to scale to meet the computational challenges.
The Nimbus platform is fully cloud-based and runs on the Amazon EC2 service. This provides extraordinary scalability and stability along with customer isolation and advanced data encryption.
Aug 18, 2011
Feb 2, 2011
Our public website is now live.
Dec 31, 2010
Nimbus informatics is now in private beta. If you are interested in receiving an invitation code please email firstname.lastname@example.org.