The System: “…new large memory machines from Red Barn are used for memory intensive applications in bioinformatics…”
To keep up with CBSU’s specialized computational demands, the unit’s facility utilizes a platform based on Red Barn HPC servers each with 64 cores, 512GB of memory and 18TB of local storage.
CBSU Director and Senior Research Associate since 2004, Jaroslaw Pillardy details some of the specific uses of the compute clusters:
“The new large memory machines from Red Barn are used for memory intensive applications in bioinformatics; the most demanding being de novo genome assembly from next-generation sequencing data. This application becomes more common with the advance of sequencing technologies and large memory machines are essential there. The Red Barn servers are also being used for wide array of other computations related to genetic diversity studies with next-generation sequencing data. In particular, the machines are used in our collaborative projects: genetic architecture of maize and teosinte; a systems approach to the development and function of C4 photosynthesis; high-resolution map of recombination in maize; accelerating grape cultivar improvement via phenotyping centers and next-generation markers, and many other small projects.”
Why Red Barn: Red Barn has been building HPC products for over 15 years, and has the experience and expertise to provide a solution for any size project.
Dr. Pillardy writes:
“Red Barn is our preferred source of high-end computing servers since it offers very affordable and highly configurable systems, coupled with excellent support in the server design stage. The people from Red Barn are very knowledgeable, friendly and helpful with all our questions and concerns. As a customer, I feel a personal connection with the company. We recommended Red Barn to several groups from Cornell University, all the systems purchased by us and others perform very well, and a few small problems were addressed fast and professionally by Red Barn staff.”
At Red Barn, we approach each project individually and design systems tailored to the customer’s specific requirements. We work with our clients during every step from concept to completion to make sure every objective is met.