Pushing the Upper Limits of Compute Farm Acreage, Incyte Rethinks its 3,000-CPU Cluster | GenomeWeb

Just over three years ago, Incyte began installing a Linux cluster to do most of its bioinformatics work. Now over 3,000 processors strong, the compute farm is bumping up against a number of limitations, not least of them sheer square footage, according to Ken Jacobsen, senior vice president of information services “The cluster is rather large; it takes up a lot of space,” he said. “Our offices are in Palo Alto, so floor space is a concern. It’s not cheap.”

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