SURFsara recently set up a new Life Science Grid cluster at the Bijvoet Center for Biomolecular Research (BCBR) in Utrecht, replacing the WeNMR cluster that is used for molecular modelling. The cluster allows users to have access via a local user interface or grid environment giving access also to EU compute resources.
SURFsara’s Life Science Grid (LSG) is a distributed cluster computing environment for large-scale data analyses or simulations, in particular suitable for multi-center studies that require a private virtual organization or calculations that require large amounts of compute resources. It offers 128 compute cores, a total of 512GB memory and 10TB scratch space for temporary datasets. For the preparation of input and output datasets a storage element is available with a net capacity of 40TB.