Published August 23, 2021 | Version 2
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WEBINAR: Where to go when your bioinformatics outgrows your compute

  • 1. Sydney Informatics Hub
  • 2. ARDC
  • 3. Melbourne Bioinformatics
  • 4. NCI
  • 5. Pawsey Supercomputing Centre


This record includes training materials associated with the Australian BioCommons webinar ‘Where to go when your bioinformatics outgrows your compute’. This webinar took place on 19 August 2021.

Bioinformatics analyses are often complex, requiring multiple software tools and specialised compute resources. “I don’t know what compute resources I will need”, “My analysis won’t run and I don’t know why” and "Just getting it to work" are common pain points for researchers. In this webinar, you will learn how to understand the compute requirements for your bioinformatics workflows. You will also hear about ways of accessing compute that suits your needs as an Australian researcher, including Galaxy Australia, cloud and high-performance computing services offered by the Australian Research Data Commons, the National Compute Infrastructure (NCI) and Pawsey.  We also describe bioinformatics and computing support services available to Australian researchers. 

This webinar was jointly organised with the Sydney Informatics Hub at the University of Sydney.

Materials are shared under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International agreement unless otherwise specified and were current at the time of the event.

Files and materials included in this record:

  • Event metadata (PDF): Information about the event including, description, event URL, learning objectives, prerequisites, technical requirements etc.

  • Index of training materials (PDF): List and description of all materials associated with this event including the name, format, location and a brief description of each file.

  • Where to go when your bioinformatics outgrows your compute - slides (PDF and PPTX): Slides presented during the webinar

  • Australian research computing resources cheat sheet (PDF): A list of resources and useful links mentioned during the webinar.

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A recording of the webinar is available on the Australian BioCommons YouTube Channel:


Version 2: The formatting of the cheat sheet PDF was updated.


Australian research computing resources cheat sheet.pdf

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