Mímir II - A new high-performance computer-cluster for bioinformatics

15. September 2022
12:00 til 13:00
Room 343

This will be streamed via  Zoom: https://eu01web.zoom.us/j/6609041757

BMC Seminar Thursday 15th of September at 12:00 in Læknagarður, room Lg-343

Speakers: Dr. Elvar Örn Jónsson Specialist at Science Institiute, University of Iceland and Dr. Snævar Sigurðsson Research Specialist at BioMedical Center, University of Iceland

Title: Mímir II - A new high-performance computer-cluster for bioinformatics

Abstract: A new and much improved computer cluster designed for bioinformatic work called Mimir2 has been installed and is replacing the old computer cluster Mimir. Mimir will be decommissioned in the coming days, hence, everyone thinking about large scale data analysis that could benefit from using the new computer cluster is encouraged to apply for access to Mimir2. 

In this BMC seminar we will tell you all about the power of the new Mimir2 and answer all the questions you have about how to use the computer cluster. Suggestions for improved usage are welcomed.

The presentation

Dr. Elvar Örn Jónsson.

Short bios: Elvar Örn Jónsson: BSc in Chemistry from University of Iceland, PhD in Physics from the Technical University of Denmark. Post-Doc at the Department of Applied Physics Aalto University Finland. Current, Research Associate Prof. Science Institute, University of Iceland, with focus on atomic scale methods and simulations. System administrator of HPC resources, UTS, University of Iceland. 



Dr. Snævar Sigurðsson.

Snævar Sigurðsson has BSc in Biochemistry from University of Iceland, PhD in Molecular Medicine from Uppsala University Sweden. Did his post-doc at Uppsala University and Broad Institute Cambridge, MA, US. Then worked as project manager at Decode genetics before joining the University of Iceland, Biomedical center as the manager of the Bioinformatics core facility.