The Norwegian EMBnet node was established in 1988, at the Biotechnology Centre of Oslo. The establishment of the node took place in response to the formation of the European Molecular Biology Network, organized by the EMBL. The network was seen as a way of bringing information to and from individual users working on national laboratories and the EMBL Data Library in Heidelberg which is now located at EBI (European Bioinformatics Institute), an EMBL outstation in Cambridge, UK.
The Norwegian node focuses on providing a national resource for bioinformatics in Norway. We maintain an up to date mirror of the major Bioinformatics databases as well as some less common ones upon request. Our aim is to meet your bioinformatics needs. If you feel we could help your research then please do not hesitate to contact the Node Manager George Magklaras. For a more detailed discussion of the node services, visit the services page.
The node utilises a range of servers and storage systems. In total, 36 Xeon cores, 140 Gigabytes of RAM and 30 Tbytes of storage are available for the users. The machines are connected internally via two dedicated Gigabit Ethernet switches. Access to the UiO Network is via a dedicated 1Gbps link. The overall setup is located in a dedicated air-conditioned server room.
This web site is divided amongst three machines, each of which is running the APACHE Web Server on a RedHat Enteprise LINUX Operating System.