The IBMCP Bioinformatics Service provides IBMCP researchers and external organizations with the hardware infrastructure, computational tools, and field expertise necessary for modern biological research. Services provided include:

1) Consultancy services to researchers for the planning of bioinformatic activities in the request for project financing and in the planning of their experiments with a view to an adequate subsequent bioinformatic treatment.

2) Analysis and storage of large data sets obtained using modern high-performance techniques, mainly NGS.

3) Development of tools, web pages and specific databases.

4) Administration and support for direct users of IBMCP computational resources.

5) Resolution of specific bioinformatics needs other than those listed above (preparation of scripts, help in locating and using databases, programs and external bioinformatics web services, sending data to public repositories, help in writing articles, etc.).

Rules, applications, fees

The rate of the services depends on the human work done, the computation times and the disk storage space. To obtain an estimate of the price of a service, write a


– Bull NovaScale R440 server, with 2 Intel Xeon dual-core processors at 2 GHz, 4 GB RAM, with a disk cabinet (SAS storage system), for hosting and serving databases and web pages, and copy storage of security.

  • Cluster of PCs made up of 25 computing nodes, for distributed computing and user service:
    • 2 nodes, each with 2 quad-core 2.0 GHz Intel Xeon processors, 32 GB RAM, and 160 GB disk storage.
    • 4 nodes, each with 2 x 2.0 GHz quad-core Intel Xeon processors, 24 GB RAM, and 160 GB disk storage.
    • 2 nodes, each with 2 quad-core 2.0 GHz Intel Xeon processors, 16 GB RAM, and 160 GB disk storage.
    • 4 nodes, each with 2 Intel Xeon quad-core 2.0 GHz processors, 8 GB RAM, and 160 GB disk storage.
    • 8 nodes, each with 4 x 2.66 GHz dual-core Intel Xeon processors, 2 GB RAM, and 80 GB disk storage.
    • 5 nodes, each with 2 Pentium III 1 GHz processors, 1.5 GB RAM, and 40 GB of disk storage.
  • IBM OpenPower720 server, with 4 dual-core Power5 processors at 1.8 GHz, 8 GB RAM, for intensive calculations and backup storage.


Javier Forment

Service Manager