Our guide to cloud computing's tricky bits.
Determining which DNS server to use for your RONIN Isolate
Since RONIN Isolate operates via internal IP addresses only, a custom DNS server will need to be set within your workspace in order for you to be able to connect to your RONIN Isolate machines. This blog post teaches you how.
Creating a PostgreSQL Database in RONIN
We previously blogged about installing MySQL on a RONIN machine. But databases are different, and another open source database that is popular among researchers is PostgreSQL. This blog post teaches you how to install and connect to a PostgreSQL database with RONIN.
Spack is Research Computing's Best Friend
Research and cloud computing are a perfect fit, but the reality of managing software on dynamic clusters in the cloud can be a challenge. Fortunately, nifty tools like Spack can help get you up and running with optimised versions of your required software in just minutes.
Automatically syncing scripts to your RONIN machine with Visual Studio Code
Did you know that instead of having to manually copy scripts and other files over to your RONIN machine each time you make changes, you can instead have all of your changes automatically synced as soon as you hit save!? Here we show you how with Visual Studio Code.
How To Make Your Object Storage Look Like a File System
In RONIN, we treat Object Storage (which are Amazon S3 Buckets) as a separate thing from file systems not just to throw more jargon into a complicated space, but for Really Good Reasons. If you are not nodding vigorously along with this first sentence please read The Fine Print at
Selecting the Right Machine Type for the Right Job
RONIN and cloud computing represent a different way of thinking. Choosing a machine type means understanding how different selections for CPU, memory, storage, and other characteristics will affect the time to do your work. This blog post will provide some guidelines for choosing wisely.
Visualising Genomic Data with IGV in RONIN
The Integrative Genomics Viewer (IGV) is one of the most popular free, open source software packages for the visual exploration of genomic data. In this blog post we will show you how to install and configure IGV on your machine or cluster with RONIN LINK.