Butler specifications


Unique identifier OMICS_19746
Name Butler
Software type Toolkit/Suite
Interface Command line interface, Application programming interface
Restrictions to use None
Operating system Unix/Linux, Mac OS, Windows
Programming languages Python
Database management system PostgreSQL
License GNU General Public License version 3.0
Computer skills Advanced
Version 0.0.2
Stability Alpha
Requirements Terraform CLI
Source code URL https://codeload.github.com/llevar/butler/zip/v0.0.2-alpha
High performance computing Yes
Maintained Yes



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  • person_outline Sergei Iakhnin <>
  • person_outline Sergei Yakneen <>
  • person_outline Jan Korbel <>

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Publication for Butler


Enabling rapid cloud-based analysis of thousands of human genomes via Butler.

2017 BioRxiv
DOI: 10.1101/185736
Butler institution(s)
European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), Genome Biology Unit, Heidelberg, Germany; EMBL, European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), Hinxton, UK; Institute of Computer Science, Heidelberg University, Heidelberg, Germany
Butler funding source(s)
Supported by the European Open Science Cloud Pilot study (European Commission award number: 739563) and the BMBF (de.NBI project: 031A537B); a SNSF Early Postdoc Mobility fellowship (P2ELP3_155365) and an EMBO Long-Term Fellowship (ALTF 755-2014).

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