High Performance Computing

The High Performance Computing (HPC) facility is available for all Life Science researchers at Utrecht Science Park. Without access to proper compute and storage infrastructures, bioinformatics analyses are impaired and life science research is seriously hampered. Currently, twenty-nine research groups are actively using the HPC cluster.

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.

Technical information

The High Performance Computing facility consists of 1544 cores and 600TB of High-Performance storage. The HPC facility runs on CentOS Linux and provides a batch-wise queueing system with a few head nodes and many compute nodes for submitting and running many computational tasks in parallel.