Computing has become a central component of modern scientific research: large volumes of data are generated by increasingly automated measuing devices, which need to be stored, organized and analyzed to extract new insights. New discoveries often only reveal their relevance by comparing them in the context of the already available knowledge, requiring extensive comparison with large public datasets. Computational simulation has become a third pillar of science - next to experiment and theory - which allows researchers to challenge their understanding of complex systems in silico.
sciCORE supports scientists in their work by maintaining high-performance computing (HPC) infrastructures, providing direct support to researchers in using these resources and training scientists in the efficient application of scientific high-performance computing. More specifically, the tasks of sciCORE are:
In collaboration with the SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, to host and maintain several bioinformatics resources used world-wide, and to provide active scientific support to research groups in biology (bioinformatics, biostatistics and training)