We are pleased to let the community know that a preprint describing the CLIMB service is available via bioRxiv at:
The manuscript describes the motivation for the CLIMB system, how it was built, and offers some benchmarking for commonly used bioinformatics packages against other cloud platforms.
The citation is:
Thomas Richard Connor, Nicholas James Loman, Simon Thompson, Andy Smith, Joel Southgate, Radoslaw Poplawski, Matthew J Bull, Emily Richardson, Matthew Ismail, Simon Elwood-Thompson, Christine Kitchen, Martyn Guest, Marius Bakke, Sam K Sheppard, Mark J Pallen. CLIMB (the Cloud Infrastructure for Microbial Bioinformatics): an online resource for the medical microbiology community bioRxiv 064451; doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/064451
We would be most grateful to users if they would cite this paper if they use the CLIMB system in their work.