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Genomics Virtual Laboratory: A Practical Bioinformatics Workbench for the Cloud

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The GVL launch process for starting self-launched instances of the GVL workbench.

(a) A user initiates the launch process via the launch service ( by providing their cloud credentials to the launcher application and (b) within a few minutes is able to access the management interface (CloudMan) on the deployed instance of the workbench. (c) After workbench services have started, the researcher can use the applications as desired (e.g., Galaxy).

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