Infrastructure @ BiC

You want computing power? We have computing power!

As a matter of fact, a whole lot of it. That’s because the BiC has access to the high performance cluster ARA of the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, consisting of more than 300 computation nodes, each with at least 48 CPU cores and up to 1 Terabyte of RAM. Additionally, ARA also provides nodes with modern technology for GPU-based calculations.

So, if you are in need of some additional computing power, contact us and we’ll see what we can do for you.

However, we lack data storage capacity.

At the moment we don’t have any space available to store your data for a longer period of time. And we don’t plan to offer such possibilities in the future. This means that all your data (i.e., raw and processed data) will be returned to you after our analysis is complete and will not be stored at our servers.

Excluded from this strict no-storage policy are the protocol files, data analysis workflows and scripts prepared by us in order to always guarantee the reproducibility of your results.

You don’t want to talk about Research Data Management (RDM) with us.

And that’s not because we don’t know how good RDM works (we do know that), but because there is a specialized RDM helpdesk at the FSU and they are the real experts. They can support you in various ways, from creating a data management plan to publishing and archiving your research data.

Have a look at their website and see for yourself: Research Data Management Helpdesk.