Getting Situated (AWS)


In this section we will drive you through the setup of your AWS account to run Neuropointillist. We will do the following:

  • Log onto the AWS Management Console.

  • Launch a cloud based IDE (AWS Cloud9). This is like your terminal in the cloud. We will use this environment to launch a cluster. You can also launch a cluster from your own computer, but because people have different setups, it is easier for us to walk you through if everyone is on the same platform (Cloud9).

  • Create a configuration file for a cluster to run Neuropointillist. We have installed some neuroimaging software and data for you to create a neuroimaging environment for this lab. The Appendix describes what we did and how you can modify the environment.

  • Launch a graphical desktop to that cluster.