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.


Each user has access to a home directory (limited to 100 GB) and to a temporary directory /scratch, limited to 250 GB.

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. /scratch have no snapshots and is intended for computation. Files on 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.