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Invitation to founding meeting on October 20 in Linz

We invite all bioinformaticians and related scientists to the founding meeting of the Platform for Bioinformatics in Austria.

The meeting will take place in the lunch break of the Austrian Computer Science Day (ACSD) on October 20, 2016, in Linz.

We have scheduled the meeting for 12:45-13:30 in the seminar room S3 318, which is in the same building as the ACSD. The seminar room is located in the third floor of SciencePark 3.

Topics of our meeting will be:

Joint German Conference on Bioinformatics (GCB) 2018 in Vienna

Our platform and the Fachgruppe Bioinformatik (FABI) have agreed that the German Conference on Bioinformatics (GCB) 2018 will be organized together and will be held in Vienna. Dates and location will be announced before GCB 2017, somewhen next summer. We invite all Austrian Bioinformaticians to contribute as members of the Program Committee.

Documents of the first meeting of the workgroup infrastructure and HPC


  • Meeting notes
  • Added by David Kreil:
    • in terms of economies of scale / size of the national community / funding, I think it will be hard to have more than 1-2 "centres" for HPCF going beyond typical institute-sized clusters/hardware
    • I am sure access for non-university entities is no problem at VSC if they contribute financially (e.g., buy their own nodes), this may still have an upside for both the entities ("free" room & infrastructure) and the VSC (more nodes)


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