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IFB cloud

  • Total Compute (#CPU HT*) : 6080
  • Total Storage (#TB) : 1026
  • Total RAM (#GB) : 28540
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      What is the IFB cloud?

      The IFB cloud offers, on demand, computing resources and reference data. Users will be able to either deploy appliances (pre-configured machines) or install their own bioinformatics infrastructure. Depending on the situation, the deployed or installed machines can be accessed in different ways: web interface, command line and graphical desktop. 

      The different appliances available are listed and categorized in the RAINBio catalogue. This catalogue currently includes many models of virtual machines, providing different bioinformatics software suites in different fields: genomics (assembly, mapping, regulation, expression profiling, annotation, visualization, etc), bio-imaging, statistics - R-, etc. Also available to developers, computer utilities in the form of VMs providing for example a basic operating system, a data management system, or other basic software. 

      The IFB cloud includes 6,000 computing cores and 28 terabytes (TB) of memory. These resources are distributed between 7 sites, the IFB-core cloud and 7 clouds of IFB regional platforms and computing mesocentres (GenOuest, PRABI-LBBE, BiRD, BIstrO (BiGest ?), Bilille, CBP-PSMN), including 2 in connection with the GIS France Grilles.

      NNCR IFB Cloud

      Platform Location Calcul
      (#CPU HT*)
      IFB Core Lyon (CC-IN2P3) 3936 408 20408
      AuBI Clermont-Ferrand 200 20 800
      GenOuest Rennes 600 350 2600
      PRABI Lyon 448 144 1500
      BiRD Nantes 512 50 2048
      BIGEst Strasbourg 200 50


      BILILLE Lille 192               0 768
      CBP-PSMN Lyon 192 24 192
      Total federation of clouds 6280 1046 29340

      Using the IFB cloud

      The cloud Federation offers a set of pre-configured environments, allowing scientists and bioinformaticians to choose the configuration best suited to their analyses. Currently, there are 27 virtual bioinformatics environment models developed by some members of the IFB community and registered in the Biosphere catalogue. Scientists and engineers can launch their own virtual environments with dedicated resources that can be adapted to their own needs without interfering with other users. The activity is in constant progression, and the IFB French cloud has already been used for numerous scientific analyses and training sessions, workshop, hackathons or several recurrent sessions of scientific schools or universities. 

      Complete the  personal account creation request 

      An account provides variable space (from 50 GB to 2.3 TB per virtual machine for the duration of job execution but deleted when the virtual machine shuts down) to which will soon be associated a persistent and shared storage space between the virtual machines of a user or group. 

      • Total Compute (#CPU HT*) : 6280
      • Total Storage (#TB) : 1046
      • Total RAM (#GB) : 29340
      Account requestDocumentation
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