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Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK, uses a Debian cluster for human genome sequ

Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Hinxton, South Cambridgeshire, UK, runs a 640+ cores Debian GNU / Linux cluster with 1.5 Petabytes of storage, being 320 Terabytes of “live data”, like a giant memory swap partition.
Read it at Debian Times

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Given that the human DNA has 3 billion bases, and each sampled 2640 bases fragment must be sequenced between 11 and 30 times to factor out measurement errors, you are at one of the biggest computational efforts of today.

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