We are planning to use the COVID-19 shutdown period to explore using VFVS to screen one or more of our targets.
While it seems fairly clear that only very powerful clusters or cloud resources are required to efficiently screen libraries in reasonable timeframes we are being asked specific questions by sysadmins to gain access. In addition we are seeking detailed step-by-step guidance on how to implement the software using local clusters and GCP. I am looking at the tutorials but am anticipating further questions. I am envisioning a local installation and sending most if not all of the calcualtions to the cloud.
Specific questions from sysadmin:
Estimate storage/compute needs required locally and/or on the cloud?
Specifics about when local resources may not be sufficient for timely project progression?
Assuming one active project at a time estimate cloud storage/compute resources per month?
Anticipated cloud-based usage cost per month?
I realize these questions may not have simple answers but any guidance will help me move a proposal forward in addition to getting started with the software.