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.

Cluster

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. 

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

Storage

Each user has access to a home directory (limited to 100 Gb) and to a temporary directory (/omaha initially limited to 120 Gb but extensible on request).

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

 

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

Cloud

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 BioShaDock catalog whose listing is available here.