The use of High Performance Computing (HPC) is becoming more apparent in modern research. In disciplines as quantum mechanics and high energy physics, HPC has been used for years. With recent developments in Life Sciences Research – generation of big data, protein structure simulations, advanced MRI imaging etc. – this domain would also greatly benefit from HPC infrastructures for compute-intensive tasks.
A couple of years ago, SURFsara decided to build the Life Sciences Grid (LSG), specifically dedicated for research groups working in the Life Sciences domain. The LSG consists of several compute clusters that are placed at academic institutions across the Netherlands. Since August 2014, the LSG-nodes for Maastricht University are available for use.
To use the Life Sciences Grid you need to apply for an UI-machine account here. Please use the menu on the left to navigate through other pages in this section.