Research Labs Perform Genomics Analyses Using Dell Supercomputers

DellLogo EbizDell Inc. has collaborated with several research laboratories to develop a computing technology intended to serve as a research platform for genomics analyses using big data.

The research institutions have been using Dell’s Active Infrastructure for HPC Life Sciences, which works to combine computing, storage and networking to process up to 37 genomes per day, Dell said Monday.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Leadership Computing Facility partnered with Dell to increase the storage capacity of its Spider file system for various users and research projects.

The research lab also migrated the interconnects between the Titan supercomputers and Spider to the InfiniBand fourteen data rate network.

The University of California’s San Diego Supercomputer Center has deployed the Comet supercomputer in order to meet computing requirements for social sciences and genomics research with a $12 million in funding from the National Science Foundation for operations scheduled to begin in 2015.

The University of Texas’ Advanced Computing Center plans to develop a data analysis and management technology called Wrangler for the open science community through an NSF grant of $6 million.

That system will be consolidated with TACC’s Stampede supercomputer and be deployed to the NSF Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment resources across the U.S.

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