Significant computing power
The Inria Rennes – Bretagne Atlantique centre houses two large computing power structures: the largest node of the national computing grid Grid'5000 and the bioinformatics platform GenOuest.
Grid 5000: computing power of more than 5000 cores
The presence in Rennes of a Grid'5000 node, approved by the ministry of research as a very large research infrastructure in the high-priority category, as well as the on-site presence of the technical director and support resources contribute to guaranteeing the scientific credibility of the many projects conducted by the teams on site.
This platform has made it possible to establish the centre's credibility for sponsoring European projects, such as CoreGrid, XtreemOS and Contrail. It is also part of the "integrated project" Bon Fire (Building service testbeds for Future Internet Research and Experimentation) as part of the 7th European FPRTD, which will begin at the end of 2010.
GenOuest: 276 cores and 80 TB of storage for biology
The GenOuest platform offers a set of complete bioinformatics tools: computing power, software library, data banks. It also handles bioinformatics development projects as well as training. It is a free service platform aiming to help communities in bioinformatics and biology and to advance research in these two fields.
The platform has been ISO 9001:2008 certified since May 2008 for its software development and bioinformatics expertise activities. It has been recognised by IBiSA since 2009. It is a member of the national network ReNaBi (French national network of bioinformatics platforms).