Next generation sequencing techniques are generating unprecedented amounts of data which challenge concepts of data analyses and storage.
The ZFMK houses several dedicated Linux high-performance computing (HPC) units to handle these challenges:
- A six nodes unit, each with two six-core Intel Xeon E5650 CPUs (2.67 GHz; 72 cores in total) and 96 GB RAM (576 GB in total) for phylogenetic analyses,
- a four-node unit with two 12-core Intel Xeon E5-2697 v2 CPUs (2.70 GHz; 96 cores in total) and 512 GB RAM (2,048 GB in total) per node for genomic and transcriptomic sequence assembly and analyses, and
- a single unit with four 16-core Intel Xeon E7-8867 v3 CPUs (2.50 GHz; 64 cores in total) and 3,072 GB RAM for analyses that require a large amount of memory.