EMBnet News bulletin of 13 Mar 2006

Laurent Falquet Laurent.Falquet at isrec.unil.ch
Mon Mar 13 10:02:06 CET 2006

* EMBnet News bulletin of 13-Mar-2006 *

Call for Proposals: SIB/Vital-IT Transnational Access Programme for High
Performance Computing in the Life Sciences

The Vital-IT high performance computing facility of the Swiss Institute of
Bioinformatics, through funding provided by the EU 6th Framework Programme,
is pleased to invite proposals for cost-free use of its "Integrated
Computational Genomics Resource" (ICGR) from individuals, institutions and
SME's from any of the EU Member and Associated States (except Switzerland).

The ICGR facility comprises several compute clusters and a large storage
system which mirrors all the internationally-important genome, transcriptome
and proteome sequence repositories, as well as providing access to a range
of locally-developed specialized databases.

Visiting Developer Programme:

Visiting developers may stay for a period from one week to two months at
Vital-IT in Lausanne, Switzerland. Their activities may include the
development of new software for HPC applications in life-science,
parallelization and optimization of existing software, and large data
analysis projects making use of the rich database collection offered by this
facility. Vital-IT staff will provide technical support for projects under
this programme, and limited travel support is available.

Remote Access Programme:

Remote access to the HPC infrastructure and computational genomics
environment will be provided. Successful applicants will have a user account
on Vital-IT and adequate CPU and disk storage quotas to carry out the
proposed project. Periodic training courses will be offered to familiarise
remote users with the use of Vital-IT's facilities.

Further information, and an Application Form, are available at

All proposals will be reviewed by a panel of academic and industry experts.
The programme begins on April 1, 2006.

[Our apologies if you receive more than one copy of this announcement.]

How to contact us ?

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helpdesk at mail.ch.embnet.org

When sending an email to this address you will automatically receive
a ticket with a number. Your question will be answered by our team
or by an expert in the field from the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics.

Best regards,

Laurent Falquet, Swiss EMBnet node manager
and the Swiss EMBnet team members,
Lorenza Bordoli
Vassilios Ioannidis

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