Manuscript describing the CLIMB service

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:

We would be most grateful to users if they would cite this paper if they use the CLIMB system in their work.

DOI doesn’t work yet, but I guess it will in the fullness of time.