What is cloud computing?
Cloud computing means using computing services like servers, storage, databases, and more delivered over the Internet ("the cloud").
Traditionally, using computing services requires buying, owning, and maintaining your infrastructure, similar to buying, owning, and maintaining a car. Cloud computing can be compared to renting a car: what you pay depends on how much you use it, and you can use it without needing to own or maintain the machine yourself.
What are the advantages?
Genomic data science research uses large amounts of data to extract information about genomes, health, and disease.
What are the benefits?
One of the benefits of most value to the GDSCN is that it allows researchers to do their work needing only a wifi-enabled laptop and an internet connection.