Servers and Storage

Servers and storage at CBiB

You can also have a look at the CBiB Documentation - Quick Start Guide.


  • Storage based on IBM Spectrum Scale for production, ~300TB usable
    IBM Spectrum Scale (GPFS rebranded) with 2 IO nodes [Dell R730] + JBOD [Dell MD3460]
  • Storage for production storage replication, GlusterFS, remote site, 400TB
  • Storage based on ZFS for backup, 50 TB (mirrored on remote site)
  • Distributed storage. MCIA-iRODS project.
  • Node of INRA AgroDataRing storage solution


  • Cluster cortex
    Total of 25 compute nodes, 512 cores, 7.2TB RAM
    24 standard compute nodes, Dell R630 (20 cores, 256 GB RAM)
    1 "big memory" compute node, Dell R630 (32 cores, 1TB RAM)
    2 login nodes, Dell R630 (20 cores, 256 GB RAM)
  • Galaxy portal, 1 server DELL PowerEdge R910 (32 cores/64 threads, 128 Go RAM, 800 GB of space disk)


  • Cluster Proxmox VE
    3 servers DELL PowerEdge R640 (2 CPU Xeon 4114, 20 cores, 256GB) + dedicated shared storage (20TB)


  • Internet access 1 Gbits/s (shared), University of Bordeaux
  • LAN Intel Omni-Path (data), 100Gbit/s
  • LAN Ethernet (administration), 10 Gbits/s

External computing resources

Hosting infrastructure

  • IT Room (28m²)
  • Hot aisle containment
  • Chiller + FreeCooling (~50% of the time)
  • Heat exchangers air/water (water at 59°F)
  • UPS fault tolerance capacity of 48 KWatt N+1
  • Supervision of the IT room (temperature, humidity, water leakage, consumption by outlet, UPS, chiller, LCP)
Hosting infrastructure