Utrecht Bioinformatics Center facilitates high performance computing infrastructure for Life Science research based on big data. World class, leading bioinformatics requires large compute, storage and network infrastructures. Without access to a proper infrastructures, bioinformatics analyses are impaired and research is seriously hampered.
We coordinate a High Performance Compute (HPC) facility for all Life Science researchers at Utrecht Science Park. We provide access to over twenty different research groups from UMC Utrecht, Utrecht University, Hubrecht Institute and Princess Máxima Center for Pediatric Oncology. For more information about the current HPC facility, see the HPC facility wiki.
We are actively investigating new possibilities and coordinating activities aimed at providing better storage and network infrastructure. Many of these activities are done in close collaboration with the IT departments from the UBC partners as well as with research groups involved.
NWO-ENW decided to give a computing grant of 4 Million CPU hours per year for two years to WeNMR which allows to maximise the impact of the