|Overview||LinGA is a computational resource available to Boston University research community primarily based on the Medical Campus. It consists of three High Performance Computing Beowulf class Linux clusters; high memory compute nodes; parallel / distributed storage cluster using HP IBRIX segmented file system; a small Hadoop cluster; and a collection of special purpose servers. In total LinGA systems have more than 250 servers with over 1750 CPU cores, 8 TB of RAM and more than 3/4 PB of raw storage capacity.|
|Available To||Faculty, Researchers and External Research Collaborators|
The use of high-performance/high-throughput computing systems can dramatically reduce the time to obtain solutions for computationally intensive problems. High performance, high availability storage is shared across all of the systems, thereby reducing the time and complexity of data access.
LinGA systems support a broad range of applications but they were designed to meet specific needs for analyzing large data sets involved in Genetic, Genomic & Bioinformatics research. Professional staff are available to help with the use of the systems. A broad set of software packages is available.
|Key Features||Access to a variety of computing and storage solutions including:
Access to numerous open-source and commercial software tools:
Usage and programming assistance from the LinGA Administrators, and access to LinGA reporting. Here is a summary of how to read LinGA reports.
|Requirements||Must be a member of a LinGA approved research project.
|Cost||No charge to approved LinGA users.|
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