Computing resources

In order to better suit your needs and expertise, we offer several ways to do your data analysis on our ressources .

Computing technologies are evolving at a rapid pace and we provide you the latest virtualized environments that will help you to test new tools or develop your own software .

An account is necessary to access to the services. You can ask for an account on this GenOuest account creation and management page.


Available through the command line, our cluster allows you to launch data analysis software or to develop your own scripts.  More information on how to use the cluster here.

The list of the different software installed on the cluster is available here. You can also create your own environment with conda or virtualenv if the software you want is not installed.

Most of our installed tools are also available through our Galaxy web portal for an easier use.


Each user has access to a home directory (limited to 100 GB) and to two temporary directories (/omaha, initially limited to 120 GB but extensible on request and /scratch, limited to 250 GB).

For scientific teams another directory named /groups is available (to access to this directory ask to your team leader).

An online storage is also available at, a Dropbox like service. It can be used via web API or using swift command line client from the internet and from the cluster and can also be used to share some files publicly or privately with external users.

/home and /groups have snapshots and are not intended for computation. /omaha and /scratch have no snapshots and are intended for computation. Files on omaha and scratch are not supposed to be stored for a long period and may be deleted.


We also offer a private cloud , called genostack, that allows you to test and experiment the usage of cloud computing for your research.
Many ready-to-run specialized appliances are available. For more information about genostack, see the documentation and tutorial.

Docker-based computing

GO-Docker is a batch scheduling system. It provides a command-line and a web interface to submit shell scripts in Docker containers. You can also benefit from the richness of the Biocontainers catalog.