[Bioclusters] Need some advice on a cluster for EST/cDNA assembly, clustering

Michael Chute chutem at nmrc.navy.mil
Fri Feb 25 15:28:08 EST 2005

I forgot to include a link to the info on the workgroup cluster..


Gary Van Domselaar wrote:

>Hey Gang,
>I've been called in at the last moment to "consult" on the purchase of a
>cluster for a sequencing project.  Admittedly, I know nothing about life
>science clusters, despite having been subscribed to this list from its
>inception.  I am not making any money on this consulting, just helping out
>a neighbouring academic lab.  So what I know at this point is that they
>have about $Cdn 200K to spend.  They hae already talked to Sun, and Sun is
>offering them a "sweetheart" deal for (something) at about $120k.  My only
>exposure is to a G4/G5 cluseter from BioTeam.  I am impressed with it
>andit works really well for my purposes, and Im guessing it would work
>well for theirs too.  I'm guessing a linux cluster would perfrom nicely
>too. The lab currently does not have a bioinforatician, but I thnik they
>have money for one.  I'll probably just end up pointing them to Glen, Joe
>, and Chris, but any advice, suggestions, and pointers to where I can get 
>a little more familiarity, well shucks, that would really be swell.
>Gary Van Domselaar, PhD.
>Postdoctoral Fellow, Computing Science
>and Biological Sciences
>University of Alberta
>Edmonton, AB, Canada
>Phone: 780-492-5969
>Assistant Director, Bioinformatics.Org
>gary at bioinformatics.org
>Bioclusters maillist  -  Bioclusters at bioinformatics.org

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