Auckland Bioengineering Institute

Computing resources

Computing and Information Technology facilities are central to the research activities of the Auckland Bioengineering Institute. Our members use a diverse range of computing facilities, which are often tailored to specific projects or applications.

Our IT team are responsible for approximately 200 PCs and servers running Linux, IBM AIX, Microsoft Windows, and Apple OS X. They support a broad range of services, including system/software installations, file serving and networking infrastructure, web and database services, and hardware troubleshooting and maintenance.

The Institute provides the following computation facilities:

New Zealand eScience infrastructure

The Institute enjoys access to the BestGRID computational resources over the KAREN research network.

Shared memory system

  • 32 processors, Intel Xeon 2.7GHz
  • 512 GB of memory
  • Operating System: Redhat Enterprise 6.4
  • 32 processors, Intel Xeon 2.7GHz
  • 256 GB of memory
  • Operating System: Novell SLES11

IBM SUR Grant cluster

  • 8 node Cluster
  • Each node has 4 processors, IBM Power 5 1.9GHz and 16 GB of memory
  • The nodes are interconnected with an Infiniband network
  • Operating System: AIX 6.1


20 TB of storage is provided via NFS and SAMBA filesystems using the University of Auckland ITS SAN infrastructure. Another 3 TB of storage is available from the BestGRID system.