Welcome to GenomeDK!

GenomeDK is a national high-performance computing facility for bioinformatics and life sciences managed by the Joint AU/RM Genome Data Center, located at Aarhus University, Denmark.

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Give me the numbers

GenomeDK comprises 185 nodes (6568 cores) connected with Infiniband. Each node has from 16 to 64 cores and either 128 GB, 256 GB, 384 GB, 512 GB or 1 TB of RAM for a total of 58 TB of memory.

The cluster has been designed specifically for bioinformatic workloads and has a storage capacity of 12 PB. Do you want to know more?

Where do I start?

If you’re new to GenomeDK, please read through the Getting started chapter. This will help do common things like handling data, submitting jobs and installing software, as well as how to request an account.

Once you’re comfortable with performing routine tasks on the cluster, read the Best practices, which contains suggestions and patterns for organizing your projects and keeping your research reproducible.

If you want a friendly presentation of how the cluster works, see How does the cluster work?.

Who can get an account?

We are open to account requests from people associated with a university or small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

What does it cost?

In 2020, the prices are:

  • 0.12 DKK/billing hour

  • 250 DKK/TB/year

  • 700 DKK/TB/year in backup*

One billing hour corresponds to one CPU core for one hour or 8 GB memory for one hour, whichever is highest.

Prices are updated yearly and are subject to change. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

* For example, if you store 1 TB of data in backup for a year you will be billed 250 + 700 DKK. 250 DKK for the on-disk copy and 700 DKK for the two off-site backup copies.

How do I pay?

Costs are associated with project folders. The owner of a project folder is responsible for the costs associated with the project. The project owner will be charged yearly based on actual usage.

If the project owner is associated with either:

  • Faculty of Health, Aarhus University,

  • Faculty of Natural Sciences, Aarhus University,

  • Central Region Denmark (Region Midt),

then the usage is paid internally and the project owner will not receive a bill directly from GenomeDK.