The PUBLIC humane genome assembly effort used 101 Dell XPS t800r PIII
machines runing Linux and Condor.
In article <8oh4u0$23g at gap.cco.caltech.edu>, mathog at seqaxp.bio.caltech.edu (David Mathog) writes:
|> In article <Pine.LNX.4.10.10008290043040.1514-100000 at morpheus.laserlink.net>, Mike Palamara <mike at laserlink.net> writes:
|> >I'm a unix engineer and I was wondering if anyone knows what type of
|> >computer systems the company celera is using to crack the human genome.
|>|> By "crack" I'll assume you mean "assemble". They used a large number of
|> of Alphas running Tru64. See for instance:
|>|>http://www.celera.com/corporate/about/press_releases/celera062600_1.html|>|> which says in part:
|>|> Another key to Celera's success in genomic sequencing has been the development of
|> high performance supercomputing technology. Celera's computing partner is Compaq
|> Computer Corporation. In completing the sequencing and assembly of the 3.12 billion
|> letters of genetic code, Celera relied exclusively on networked Compaq AlphServer
|> computers running Tru64 UNIX and TruCluster software to manage the more than 80
|> terabytes of data and to perform what are believed to be some of the most complex
|> computations in the history of supercomputing. Celera's final assembly computations
|> were run on Compaq's new AlphaServer GS160 because the algorithms and data
|> required 64 gigabytes of shared memory to run successfully. Celera also has an alliance
|> with Oracle for complete database development and infrastructure for all planned
|> Celera Genomics databases, including Drosophila (fruit fly), human, mouse, rice and
|> Arabidopsis (mustard weed).
|>|>http://www6.compaq.com/inform/issues/issue25/25fe0802.html|>|> To complement Venter's leading-edge
|> methods, Celera recently adopted a
|> computing infrastructure based on Compaq
|> high-performance systems, including an
|> array of Compaq AlphaServers, and more
|> than 200 Alpha workstation and Professional
|> Workstation systems. The systems will
|> ultimately access multiple-terabyte databases
|> held in Compaq StorageWorks disk arrays.
|>|> In addition, Celera will rely on Compaq
|> Services to build and maintain the system
|> infrastructure. The custom services include
|> network and systems integration, database
|> management, and systems administration.
|>|> David Mathog
|>mathog at seqaxp.bio.caltech.edu|> Manager, sequence analysis facility, biology division, Caltech