SOLID Roadshow

On the  23rd of January, 2020 following talks were held at the HPC in Life Sciences User meeting Innsbruck:

HPC for Life Sciences at University of Innsbruck

Bioinformatics helpdesk: Lessons from LiSC

Introduction to the Vienna Scientific Cluster


Medical University of Innsbruck

Insitute of Bioinformatics

The research activities at the Institute of Bioinformatics are directed towards two major thrusts:

  • Computational genomics. We are computationally exploring diverse functional genomics data in the context of human diseases. By analyzing high-dimensional datasets we aim to identify and prioritize candidate genes and further characterize pathways contributing to the pathophysiology of diseases.
  • Cancer immunology. Our aim is to decipher tumor-immune cell interaction using a combined computational-experimental approach. Specifically, we are addressing the question how is the immune system shaping the mutational spectrum of the tumor during progression.


The facility comprises bioinformatic software tools for the analysis and interpretion of high throughput data, pipelines for deep sequencing applications, imaging data analysis, gene expression data analysis (Microarrays, RNAseq), pathway, network, and regulatory sequence analyses and many more.

Operator: Medical University of Innsbruck

Hardware: 504 cores, 16TB RAM, 2.3 PB storage

Software: a few boinformatics specific programs

Homepage: Ibk computer facility


University of Innsbruck

Supercomputer LEO4 of the ZID (IT-Center)

LEO4 is a high performance compute cluster of the ZID (IT-Center) at the University of Innsbruck, operated in close cooperation with the Research Area Scientific Computing.

Operator: ZID University of Innsbruck

Hardware: 1344 cores, 4.9TB (avg. 64GB) RAM, 147TB storage

Software: a few boinformatics specific programs

Homepage: LEO4