ELIXIR PT Computing Services

Responsible organisation: 
Mário Gaspar da Silva
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The BioData.pt computing infrastructure is provided by Portuguese academic institutions, with complementary services hosted at the Google Cloud and Amazon Web Services.
It is managed by INESC-ID and includes:


  • Creation of virtual machines in OpenStack-based Cloud Services
  • Deployment of instances running our VM images. Our service is free of charge for academic Portuguese research projects.
  • Deployment and management of instances at Google Cloud, or any other OpenStack platform, running biocomputing software for a fee.

The computing infrastructure is provided at the following institutions:

BioData.pt offers the option to set up a virtual machine with preconfigured bioinformatics software. The following virtual machine images are available:

Image Description
GVL Genomics Virtual Lab  image fitted with its base flavour.
Docker  Galaxy The Galaxy Docker Image is an easy distributable full-fledged Galaxy installation, that can be used for testing, teaching and presenting new tools and features.
IGC's Galaxy A snapshot of IGC's Galaxy installation.

Request a Virtual Machine

To request a virtual machine to host a service, please fill in the following form:

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Any publications derived from the usage of virtual machines provided by BioData.pt should be accompanied by the appropriate acknowledgements to both BioData.pt and INCD.

  • INCD acknowledgement : "This work was produced with the support of INCD funded by FCT and FEDER under the project 22153-01/SAICT/2016"
  • BioData.pt acknowledgment: "This work was produced with the support of BioData.pt – Infraestrutura Portuguesa de Dados Biológicos refª 22231/01/SAICT/2016, funded by Portugal 2020. "