Global presentation

  • Two clusters (MBI- and SB- servers composed of 12 and 28 bi-quad processors connected in Infiniband, and extended by 4 Teslas each for GPU computing (see complete description below)
  • Storage servers (about 40 To)
  • Application servers
  • High-performance 3D visualisation station
  • Web server
  • High-Performance computing is also possible on Grid’5000 facilities at the LORIA


The MBI server (2012) is composed of

  • A master node, with 2 processors Xeon X5680 3.33G 6 cores, 300Go storage,
  • 4 NVIDIA FERMI C2070 GPU 448 CUDA cores,

leading to a total of 12 CPUs and 1792 CUDA cores.


The SB-server (2016) is composed of several units, interconnected with Mellanox connectX-3:

  • a storage server (PowerEdge R730xd), Processor Intel Xeon ES-2680 v4 2.4 GHz 14 cores / 28 Threads, RAM 24×32 Go = 768 Go, Storage 4×10 To = 40 To ;
  • Two HPC servers (PowerEdge R730) composed of
    • 2 processors Intel Xeon ES-2680 v4 2.4 GHz 14 CPUs / 28 Threads,
    • 2 Teslas GPU NVIDIA K40M with 2880 CUDA cores,

    leading to a total of 56 CPUs (112 threads) with 8×16 = 96 Go RAM, and 11520 CUDA cores with 4×12 = 48 Go RAM.

Grid’5000 facilities

Sharing resources

Since 2011 the MBI platform is part of the North-East (NE) node of the French RENABI Network of Bioinformatics Platforms, together with the Lille, Strasbourg, and Reims bioinformatics platforms, under the coordination of Dr. Maude Pupin in Lille.
Since 2013 the MBI platform and the NE node of the French RENABI network are members of the French Institute of Bioinformatics.
The MBI platform’s manager is Dr. Marie-Dominique Devignes, member of the CAPSID team at the Loria since january 2015. The platform operating committee is composed of Loria main users of the platform.
Most external users of the platform are partners involved in multi-disciplinary projects with Loria computer scientists. All external users need to request an account for using the computing resources of the MBI platform.