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Department of Plant and Microbial Biology IPMB - Department of Plant and Microbial Biology


Who is BotZilla?

BotZilla is the Institute's high-end computer. The purpose of BotZilla is to run jobs of great magnitude and / or high priority. As this is a fairly powerful system it should not be bothered with trivial tree calculations or checking your e-mails.

Contact person

However, to discuss whether your particular task may be "worthy" to be run on BotZilla (which can vary depending on its availability) you can write an e-mail to that will be received by the whole BotZilla team.

Technical specs

 28 Core (56 threats) Intel XEON E5-2680 v4 2.4GHz


20 TB HDD storage

Supported software

BotZilla runs the most common Linux distribution Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. To give you a better overview the installed software is divided into topics:
List of installed Software and Tools (PDF, 70 KB)

BotZilla and the software on it will be managed by us. If you need additional, specific software or packages that support your scripts please feel free to contact



If you have suggestions, comments or any other thoughts please don't hesitate to contact us @!

May the force be with you!