• 2020-03-27

The number of SARS-CoV-2 infections increases dramatically in Germany and worldwide from day to day. This poses immense challenges for society and for each of us.

Scientists involved in projects to curb the corona pandemic, prevent and treat COVID-19, or other corona virus related work will be given priority access to de.NBI cloud resources. de.NBI encourages scientists who need compute resources for their work to contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Project applications can be submitted via the de.NBI Cloud Portal (Get Started). Applications include a short description (less than one page) of the proposed project and a list of required resources. The research proposals will then be checked for compliance with the resources at the respective de.NBI Cloud sites. Access to resources will be provided ASAP. Teams who get access to de.NBI Cloud resources are expected to publish their results in the open scientific literature.

The de.NBI Cloud Federation provides computing resources for the life sciences. This includes more than 20,000 CPUs and 30 PB storage. We want to give researchers from Germany and across Europe the opportunity to improve our understanding of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and to accelerate the development of treatments and vaccines to combat COVID-19.

COVID-19 related research requires extensive involvement from areas such as epidemiology, bioinformatics, molecular modeling, etc. In this context, enormous computing capacities are necessary. The de.NBI Cloud supports these research activities with one of the most powerful academic clouds in Europe by providing compute resources to combat the virus.