ELIXIR PT Computing Services

Responsible organisation: 
Mário Gaspar da Silva
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The Biodata.pt computing infrastructure is provided by Portuguese academic institutions, with complementary services hosted at the Google Cloud and Amazon Web Services.

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    The computing services, managed by INESC-ID, include:

    • Creation of virtual machines in OpenStack-based Cloud Services
    • Deployment of instances running our VM images. Our service is free of charge for academic Portuguese research projects.
    • Deployment and management of instances at Google Cloud, or any other OpenStack platform, running biocomputing software for a fee.

    The Biodata.pt computing infrastructure is provided at the following institutions:

    Biodata.pt offers the option to set up a virtual machine with preconfigured bioinformatics software. The following virtual machine images are available:

    Image Description
    GVL Genomics Virtual Lab  image fitted with its base flavour.
    Docker  Galaxy The Galaxy Docker Image is an easy distributable full-fledged Galaxy installation, that can be used for testing, teaching and presenting new tools and features.
    IGC's Galaxy A snapshot of IGC's Galaxy installation.



    Any publications derived from the usage of Biodata.pt provided virtual machines should be accompanied by the appropriate acknowledgements to both Biodata.pt and INCD.

    • INCD acknowledgement : "This work was produced with the support of INCD funded by FCT and FEDER under the project 22153-01/SAICT/2016"
    • Biodata.pt acknowledgment: "This work was produced with the support of Biodata.pt funded by "