BiRD provides a cluster IT infrastructure associated with storage. This computing resource is enhanced by many bioinformatics tools, more particularly dedicated to NGS data analysis.

This computing cluster is composed of:

  • 10 dual-processor Intel Xeon nodes (560 threads total)
  • 3.8 TB RAM
  • associated with ~400 TB of BeeGFS storage

This equipment is located in the datacenter of the University of Nantes.


  •     with command line, on the frontal server of the computing cluster (SSH protocol):

ssh -X
Jobs must be submitted through the SGE scheduler.
A portal contains the necessary information to access the cluster and know the tools and resources installed:

For further information, please contact