Single Cell Analysis Symposium

March 12, 2014 @ the University of Pennsylvania

Hold the date for this all-day symposium. Speakers include Nancy Allbritton, Helen Blau, Chi Dang, Jim Eberwine, Junhyong Kim, Christopher Murray, Garry Nolan, Arjun Raj and Sherman Weissman.

More details and registration here for this free event.


The next frontier in the genome sciences will be developing technology that captures novel quantitative biological measurements ... more about genomics

PGFI High-Performance Computing


For all new accounts, please email Jason Hughes at

The PGFI High-Performance Computing (HPC) Facility provides the hardware and staff to support bioinformatics and biocomputational research. The central component of this facility is a large cluster of high-speed compute nodes, along with multi-terabyte storage.

The HPC cluster currently consists of ~600 computational slots (e.g. CPU's) spread across 23 servers. These cluster nodes are connected to an array of high-performance disks with a total capacity of 921 TB.


The current usage fees (billed monthly) are:

$ 0.08 per CPU-hour
$ 0.08 per GB per month

An account on the PGFI high-performance cluster and use of the facilities constitutes consent of the PGFI cluster Usage Policy.

For more technical information, see our internal HPC wiki.


PGFI Announcements

The PGFI Fall 2013 Newsletter can be viewed here.

Educational Facility Professional Development Workshops can be applied for here.



Based at the University of Pennsylvania, Penn Genome Frontiers Institute (PGFI) is a university-wide institute dedicated to the advancement of the interdisciplinary field of genomics research. PGFI fosters collaborations and scientific exchange across biology, veterinary medicine, pharmacology, medicine, genetics, microbiology, engineering, physics, chemistry and psychology. Our mission...