de.NBI Cloud

Cloud Computing for Life Sciences

Compute Power for your project

Start your project in the de.NBI Cloud by using one of our two project types.


OpenStack lets you manage your storage, compute and network resources and thereby start frameworks for parallel processing of large data. ➤ Read more



SimpleVM puts an emphasis on simplicity when managing Virtual Machines (VMs) in the Cloud. ➤ Read more

de.NBI Cloud Brochure

We are delighted to present our new de.NBI brochure entitled “Development and operation of the federated de.NBI Cloud“. This brochure showcases the power, strength, and range of the de.NBI Cloud for the life science community by providing the ability to unlock research data and better collaborate across the ecosystem.

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What our users say about the de.NBI Cloud. Read more ...

de.NBI BioHackathon SpaceHack project

Naveed Ishaque

How did it work? It was fantastic! I have never organised an event with shared compute that worked so well with regards to helpful consultation, accessibility, scalability and flexibility. We are already organising the follow up of our hackathon project on the de.NBI cloud, and strongly encourage other hackathon and workshop organisers to do the same. Read more...

de.NBI Cloud enables Next Generation Plant Science

Prof. Boas Pucker

We integrate genomic, transcriptomic, and metabolomic data of multiple plant species to decipher specialized biosynthesis networks. Plants produce a plethora of specialized metabolites. Understanding the complex connections of biosynthesis pathways requires the analysis of large data sets. Read more...

Plant Breeding Driven by Big Data Analysis

Prof. Rod Snowdon, Dr. Agnieszka Golicz, Dr. Christian Obermeier

Plant Breeding is a big numbers game. To enable breeding progress for complex traits like yield and stress tolerance in crop plants, integrated analyses of multi-omics and digitized phenomics data from large plant populations grown in multiple field studies are required. The de.NBI cloud is a great resource which is helping us to extract meaning from large noisy and heter… Read more...

Projects using de.NBI Cloud

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New testimonial regarding the 1st de.NBI BioHackathon

Jan 31, 2023
Naveed Ishaque, who is part of the SpaceHack organisation team, which organized the SpaceHack project as part of the de.NBI BioHackathon, has published a testimonial regarding the work with the cloud and and strongly encourages other hackathon and workshop organisers to use the de.NBI Cloud as well. Read more...

de.NBI Cloud Christmas Letter 2022

Dec 22, 2022
Dear de.NBI Cloud user, We would like to thank you for your support in the past year. The de.NBI Cloud has seen another rise in application and project numbers, which underlines the continued need for easily accessible scientific computing capabilities in Germany. Read more...

5th de.NBI Cloud User Meeting

Oct 25, 2022
For almost 5 years the de.NBI Cloud has provided free of charge computing resources to the life sciences community in Germany. Scientists involved in various research topics, such as metagenomics, medical imaging, epigenetics, and plant biology benefit from the opportunities provided by the de.NBI … Read more...