de.NBI Cloud: Cloud Computing for Life Sciences

Compute Power for your Project

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de.NBI - German Network for Bioinformatics Infrastructure
Scientific domain:
Biological Sciences
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In life sciences today, the handling, analysis and storage of enormous amounts of data is a challenging issue. For example, new sequencing and imaging technologies result in the generation of large scale genomic and image data. Hence, an appropriate IT infrastructure is crucial to perform analyses with such large datasets and to ensure secure data access and storage. The de.NBI cloud is an excellent solution to enable integrative analyses for the entire life sciences community and the efficient use of data in research and application. To a large extent, de.NBI will close the gap of the missing computational resources for researchers. The federated de.NBI Cloud concept and infrastructure unite and optimizes the existing strengths of the individual cloud sites. The de.NBI Cloud is a fully academic cloud, free of charge for academic users, where academic cloud centers provide storage and computing resources for locally stored data. We provide High Memory and GPU nodes, Bibigrid, Kubernetes, Bioinformatics workflows (e.g. Galaxy) and access to database mirrors, e.g the International Cancer Genome Consortium. IaaS, PaaS and SaaS services can be preconfigured. The services are provided by currently six cloud installations distributed over Germany interlinked by a Single sign-on (SSO) and the ELIXIR Authentication and Authorization Infrastructure (ELIXIR AAI).

Scientific categorisation
Natural Sciences
  • Natural Sciences
    • Biological Sciences
Target users
  • Researchers
Resource availability and languages
  • English
  • German
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