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

Malik Yousef yousef at mail.wistar.upenn.edu
Fri Feb 25 16:17:02 EST 2005

I suggest to you to contact the liniac cluster at UPENN. I'm using this
system and it seem wounderfull.

Malik Yousef,Ph.D 
The Wistar Institute 
University of Pennsylvania 
3601 Spruce St. 
Phila. PA, 19104 
Phone: 215-898-3902

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Subject: Re: [Bioclusters] Need some advice on a cluster for EST/cDNA

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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