Bioinfo Labs  |   CEPCEB  |   IIGB  |   UC Riverside

Welcome to the High-Performance Computing | Bioinformatics Facility

Our facility is part of the Institute for Integrative Genome Biology (IIGB) that operates a modern biotechnology hub consisting of core facilities for genomics, bioinformatics, proteomics, chemical genomics and advanced microscopy. 


The bioinformatics facility provides access to high-performance compute resources, data analysis and programming expertise. The resources serve scientists at UC Riverside to master the informatics needs of their research in a proficient and cost-effective manner. The following services are offered:

      • Development and maintenance of a high-performance informatics hardware and software infrastructure for our research community at UCR.
      • Instruction of hands-on tutorials and workshops on a wide variety of bioinformatic topics. Extensive manuals for these tutorials are available on our manual page.

      • Custom data analysis and consultation services for bioinformatics and cheminformatics projects. To schedule an appointment, please e-mail

      • Establishment of research collaborations with experimental scientists from different departments.

Facility Description


Annual User Registration Fee

The annual registration fee of $1,000 gives all members of an UCR lab access to our high-performance compute infrastructure. The registration provides access to the following resources:   

    • Over 2500 CPU cores, ~2PB disk space, 16GB-1TB of memory/node, etc. More details are available on the compute hardware page.
    • Over 500 software packages and all common research databases. More details are available on the software page.
    • Free attendance of all our bioinformatics workshops
    • Free consultation services (up to 1 hour per month).

Programming and Data Analysis Service for UCR Customers:

  • $52 per hour labor time.

 More detailed information about our service rates can be found here: Bioinformatics Core Recharging Rates [pdf]

Position Openings


  • Rakesh Kaundal, Director, UCR Bioinformatics Facility, Ph: 951-888-9835
  • Jordan Hayes, Systems Administrator, Ph: 951-905-5232
  • Neerja Katiyar, Bioinformatics Data Analyst / Programmer, Ph: 951-905-5232
  • Thomas Liu, Systems Administrator, Assistant, Ph: 951-905-5232


1207 G/E Genomics Building
3401 Watkins Drive
University of California
Riverside, CA 92521

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