Working on the High Performance Cluster


At Lifelines we want to make sure that researchers can work on their analyses, without having to worry about the facilities they need to make their research possible. This is why our services are available from any computer around the world, adhere to high (data) safety standards (in accordance with the GDPR) and are supported by our team of data managers.

We currently provide two data services to choose from; the Lifelines workspace and the Lifelines high performance cluster. These services each support different types of research. If your research require genetic data, it is likely that you will want to work on the cluster. Because not everyone is familiar with such an environment, we have developed an e-learning that is meant to educate and inform you on how to work on a high performance cluster with the data.

Course content

The course sections will test your knowledge on both working on a cluster with Lifelines phenotypic and genotypic data and your understanding of the do's and don’ts, which are laid out in the Lifelines' code of conduct that you are required to sign before you can start your project. In our e-learning the following topics will be addressed:

  • The basics of working on a Linux cluster
  • Handling phenotypic data in a command-line interface and managing data governance
  • Handling genotypic data

To continue to the e-learning you can follow the link below. You will be asked to register an account after which you can access the content. After successfully completing the e-learning you are eligible for accessing the cluster and based on the result we may give you some additional pointers on how to proceed.