Georgia Cancer Center Bioinformatics Resource


The GCC Bioinformatics Shared Resource provides expertise in integrative computational-based analysis solutions to basic, clinical, and translational research applications. Bioinformatics support ranges in scope from simple consultations to more in-depth collaborations. We require the participation of the investigator during the course of our data analysis because we believe that input into the biological parameters are tantamount to success of the analysis.

High Performance Computing Server (HPC)

Campus users have access to several advanced computing servers owned by the Georgia Cancer Center, including a High Performance Computing Server (HPC) that has 544 total compute cores and an aggregated memory of 2.9TB.  The system is composed of 15 PowerEdge R430 1U systems (128 GB RAM each node), 1 PowerEdge R830 (high memory 1024 GB RAM node), and a high-speed 40GbE interconnect for intraserver communication.  The HPC also houses 652 TB RAW storage capacity known as Qumulo, allowing the functionalities of effective management and maintenance as well as highly efficient analysis of large data sets, and is committed to the Bioinformatics Shared Resource. Training or a knowledge of R is required to use the HPC server. Booking of server time is through ilab Georgia-cancer-center-integrated-genomics-and-high-performance-computing-hpc-server


Dr. Chang, Director of the Bioinformatics Resource, is a Computational Genomic Data Scientist, specializing in NEXT-GEN SEQUENCING analysis, is certified by University of California System School in Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, and has received Computational Programming Course Certificates as follows:

  • R Programming and Command-Line Tools on Linux Clusters, University of California, Riverside
  • Bisulfite-Sequencing Data Analysis, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Statistical Machine Learning, University of Washington
  • Statistical Genetics and Programming, University of California, Los Angeles & Stanford University
  • Applied Languages: R, SAS, Python and Unix Command Lines.

Contact Us

 Bioinformatics Resource
Georgia Cancer Center
Cancer Research Building, CN-3112
1410 Laney Walker Blvd.
Augusta, GA 30912 

 Director: Sam Chang, PhD

Sam Chang