GTAC uses several high-throughput bioinformatics clusters including the High Throughput Compute Facility (HTCF) administered by the Center for Genome Sciences and Systems Biology. The HTCF cluster consists of over 2250 processors and supports the Center’s Illumina sequencing platforms and real time sequencing analysis. Long term data storage is handled by our 10 GbE connected storage array. This array is currently over 2 petabytes in size.
The HTCF also includes a high-speed distributed file system that is capable of throughput up 19GB/s. This, coupled with its 40Gb network backbone, delivering 10Gb of bandwidth to cluster nodes, provides exceptionally high-speed transfer of large amounts of data.