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BioHPC Lab:


The BioHPC Computing Lab is a cloud type computational resource configured for biologists. The Lab is targeted for biologists who want to learn Linux or Windows operating system, and do bioinformatics data analysis themselves.  To help Lab users we organize  workshops to teach various aspects of bioinformatics data analysis.


Workstations must be reserved ahead of time using our calendar-based online scheduler and only registered Lab users can make reservations.  Please contact us to set up Lab account. For more information please refer to the Lab User Guide or Quick Start Guide.


There are 4 interactive workstations available in Rhodes 625, the other workstations can be accessed remotely. Currently there are 32 publicly available remote workstations with 16GB RAM, 1 workstation with 64GB RAM, 16 128GB RAM (medium memory) machines and 9 large memory workstations with 512GB RAM. Disk storage is provided by Lab fileserver cluster with 256TB disk space. Here is more information about hardware infrastructure.


The Computing Lab is a fee based service system, the users need to purchase computing hours in order to make reservations. Here is our current price list. Another option for Cornell research groups is to host their own workstations with BioHPC Lab, in this case the workstation is a part of the Lab, maintained by our staff, but accessible only to the group members.


Each registered Lab user associated with active Lab Credit Account gets 200GB free storage space, any user can purchase additional storage at $91.35 per 1TB per year.


There is a limited number of commercial software available through the floating licenses maintained by the Biotechnology Resource Center (BRC).

The software installed on the workstations is described in detail on our lab software page, here is the list:

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