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HPCBio Wiki - Homepage

Our local wiki instance, which has additional information about UIUC Galaxy and workshops.

Computational Resources

Resources listed are mainly for computational analysis of data for University of Illinois researchers, though others may be more generally applicable.

On Campus (UIUC)


IGB Biocluster - Homepage

The Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology (IGB) has a local large-scale computational resource called Biocluster, maintained by the Computer Network Resource Group (CNRG).  Access requires a University account (FOAPAL); usage and storage charges apply and are billed on a monthly basis. The local UIUC Galaxy instance also uses for processing jobs.

More specific information about the cluster, including specifications and pricing, can be found here.


Campus Cluster - Homepage

The campus cluster is a resource that is designed to address the needs of campus researchers who need access to high performance clusters for data analysis.  Campus researchers and campus units can invest directly in hardware and storage on the cluster, which gains them access to their nodes, but can also take advantage of other nodes that are not in active use. 

The National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) maintains this resource.  More information about cost and storage can be found here (requires a University NetID login). 


Blue Waters - Homepage

From the Blue Waters website: "Blue Waters is one of the most powerful supercomputers in the world, and is the fastest supercomputer on a university campus. Scientists and engineers across the country use the computing and data power of Blue Waters to tackle a wide range of challenging problems, from predicting the behavior of complex biological systems to simulating the evolution of the cosmos."  Blue Waters is supported by The National Science Foundation and the University of Illinois.

Specifications on the system can be found on the main Blue Waters site.  

University researchers can request access to Blue Waters in a number of ways, including a simple starting allocation.  Refer to the main Blue Waters site above for more details.

Other Resources