Aether specifications


Unique identifier OMICS_24997
Name Aether
Software type Framework/Library
Interface Command line interface
Restrictions to use None
Operating system Unix/Linux
Programming languages Python, Shell (Bash)
License MIT License
Computer skills Advanced
Version 1.1.0
Stability Stable
Maintained Yes




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  • person_outline Chirag J. Patel
  • person_outline Aleksandar Kostic

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Publication for Aether

Aether citation


Aether: leveraging linear programming for optimal cloud computing in genomics

PMCID: 5925767
PMID: 29228186
DOI: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btx787

[…] aucity, computational costs have forced the field of metagenomics to rely on algorithmic approaches that utilize mapping back to reference genomes rather than de novo methods ().Additional testing of Aether showed marginally better relative cost savings (compared to the assembly example) when tasked with aligning braw reads to the previously assembled genomes with BWA-MEM (; […]

Aether institution(s)
Section on Pathophysiology and Molecular Pharmacology, Joslin Diabetes Center, Boston, USA; Section on Islet Cell and Regenerative Biology, Joslin Diabetes Center, Boston, MA, USA; Department of Biomedical Informatics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA; Department of Microbiology and Immunobiology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA; Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA
Aether funding source(s)
Supported by NIH/ NHGRI T32 HG002295, PI: Park, Peter J, an AWS Research Credits for Education Grant, a Microsoft Azure for Research Grant, NIH NIEHS R00 ES023504, NIEHS R21 ES025052, NSF Big Data Spoke grant, a Smith Family Foundation Award for Excellence in Biomedical Research, and an ADA Pathway to Stop Diabetes Initiator Award.

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