Cloud Computing Technologies and their Application in Problems of Computational Biology
Oplachko E.S., Ustinin D.M., Ustinin M.N.
Institute of Mathematical Problems of Biology RAS, Pushchino, 142290, Russian Federation
Moscow State University, Faculty of Biology, Moscow, 119234, Russian Federation
Pushchino State Institute of Natural Sciences, Pushchino, 142290, Russian Federation
LLC “Microsoft Rus”, Moscow, 121614, Russian Federation
Abstract. The concept of cloud computations is described; their classification and basic architecture details are discussed. Major cloud-based projects in the sphere of information technologies are considered. Several projects in computational biology utilizing cloud-based computations are described. The MathCell project is considered in detail and its properties as cloud-based resource are examined. Its software and computational resources are described based on direct simulations of intra-cellular processes.
Key words: cloud computing technologies, computational biology, computer modeling of living cell.