Using Jetstream for Bioinformatics

Here we introduce the NSF/XESED Jetstream on-demand virtual machine system that we will use for large-scale bioinformatics calculations during this course.


Jetstream is a cloud-based on-demand virtual machine system funded by the National Science Foundation. It will provide us with UNIX based computers (what we call “virtual machine instances”) that look and feel just like a regular Linux workstation but with thousands of times the computing power!

Here we cover configuring and connecting to Jetstream to supplement these detailed step-by-step instructions.

Other screen cast videos


Setting up your computer with R

How to install R and RStudio for use in BGGN-213.


How do we do Bioinformatics?

A description of the computational setup for “Foundations of Bioinformatics” (BGGN-213).