The BigData Lab at LRZ has the goal to provide consulting about BigData Tools and Utilities. Some of these tools are available as web-sevices at LRZ and can be used by LRZ users with Linux Cluster projects.

At the moment the following services are provided:

Call for support application on LRZ Genomic Cloud

LRZ has recently established a new Genomics Cloud specifically for applications and workflows from the field of Life Sciences.

In this context, we invite chosen users from Life Science to apply for  'Winter of LifeScience Workflows (WOW)' where LRZ will provide special support to a small number of projects on this new LRZ system for a duration of three months (February to April 2017).

The Genomics Cloud was designed with the specific computational needs of Life Science applications in mind. All computing nodes have at least 250GB main memory and are connected to the LRZ's new data science storage which provides large amounts of high performance storage capacity. Furthermore, all nodes are connected to a CLC genomics server which can be used to design and manage workflows. Thus, projects using CLC algorithms for certain parts of their workflows are welcome. However, the WoW also specifically addresses the usage of external tools (GATK, python modules, R/Bioconductor packages, etc.).

Each of the chosen projects will be granted the following support for the complete project runtime:

-access to the LRZ Genomics Cloud for Life Science (1 server and  5 workers [250GB RAM, 20 cores each])

-access to a CLC workbench for designing workflows

-storage on LRZ's new Data Science Storage (approx. 100TB)

-support by a dedicated LRZ supervisor for help with data management, workflow design, external tools, porting issues and debugging

In general, all Phd students or master students from Bavarian universities or research centers located in Bavaria (e.g. Helmholtz) are eligible for the 'Winter Of LifeScience Workflows'.

The participants will also have the opportunity to work at LRZ as guests for 1-2 days per week if they wish to.

If you are interested in participating in the 'Winter of LifeScience Workflows' you can send a proposal to or until January 10 2017.

The proposal should contain a short project description of maximally 2 pages (scientific background, tools to be applied, relevance for the field of research).

Additionally, the proposal should contain a small section on the specific type of data which shall be processed. In particular, this section has to address whethe the data to be processed involve personal or individual-related data and whether the generation/acquisition of the raw data can be completed before the beginning of the WoW project.