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San Diego Supercomputer Center Obtains New Supercomputing Cluster for Phylogenetic Research

NEW YORK, May 26 (GenomeWeb News) - A new supercomputing cluster designed for the phylogenetic research community has been installed at the San Diego Supercomputer Center, the school said earlier this week.


The cluster, which will be used to support the CyberInfrastructure for Phylogenetic Research project, is a 16-node, 8-way Fusion A8 by Western Scientific, and features 128 Opteron processors apiece with 4 gigabytes of memory.


An undisclosed grant from the National Science Foundation helped the university buy the technology, the school said.

SDSC is home to CIPRes' Central Resource, a team of biologist/programmers implementing a new generation of software tools and databases in support of the National community of Phylogenetics researchers. Researchers in the community will be able to access the new cluster through an allocation process.


CIPRes will make a formal announcement of the "policies and procedures for obtaining such an allocation" on Sept. 1, and will be posted on the CIPRes website.

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