Researchers at Emory University and the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) will share the computing power of TARDIS, a new high-performance computing cluster. TARDIS replaces Ellipse, a legacy cluster acquired by Emory in 2007.
The new cluster will take up only a 20th of the space used by Ellipse, consume less energy, and generate less heat while delivering faster performance and providing more storage with backup. "The performance advantages will be significant, and the power savings are tremendous," says Emory professor Dieter Jaeger.
The new server will enable the processing of 20 exomes per hour, which is a 60-fold increase in speed, according to Emory professor Michael Zwick. "This is a dramatic improvement and will allow members of the Emory community to perform larger experiments faster and for less money," Zwick says. "We will be a significant user of the new cluster and our computational services will be taking advantage of this exciting new capability."
Georgia Tech's Rich Computer Center will host TARDIS in its Partnership for an Advanced Computing Environment and latency will be insignificant because the two sites share a 10 Gbps connection. "We are very excited to begin this next phase of collaborations between Georgia Tech and Emory, and look forward to strengthening this partnership for years to come," says Georgia Tech's Neil Bright.
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