HPC for Phylogenetics

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Almost 175 years have passed since Charles Darwin sketched the first "tree of life" in his notebook, but thanks to the genomics revolution, biologists have begun to move closer than ever before to having a truly detailed history of life and relatedness. While the major challenge for phylogenetics might appear to lie primarily in the development of robust visualization tools for the creation of increasingly detailed trees, the phylogenetics community is also in need of a crash course in high-performance computing.

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