Facilities

Headquarters and laboratories are located at the Luigi Danieli Science and Technology Park in Udine, North-Eastern Italy.

The wet lab facility is organized into three areas:

  • Sample Preparation Laboratories
  • RNA Laboratories
  • Sequencing Laboratory

The Sequencing Lab is equipped with two Illumina HiSeq2500 sequencers and one Sanger sequencer ABI 3730XL.

The computational facility has units for data storage up to 300 TB and more than 200 cpu cores, organized into three areas:

Computing

Cpu cores are available on high-performance and power-efficient blade and rackmount servers

Virtualization hosts are fully redundant high-performance blade servers

Internal and external services (authentication, email, genome browsers, data sharing) are run on virtual machines

Storage

Scale-out storage cluster for genome databases (140 TB)

Storage systems used by virtualized system services (30TB)

High-speed storage for computation buffering of sequencing data (45TB)

High-capacity storage for sequence archives (120TB)

Backup storage system

Data and network security

Fully redundant 10Gbps internal network topology

Redundant firewalls with security and UTM services