High Performance Computing

OBJECTIVES AND SPECIFICATIONS:

-Rapid quality control, error correction and assembly of genome-scale DNA & RNA sequence datasets.
-Sequence motif and similarity-based identification of functional genetic elements for genome annotation.
-Understanding the principles of self-assembly of oligomers in various environments via all-atom and coarse-grained simulations.
-Understanding the working principles of proteins by using molecular dynamics simulations.

AREAS OF IMPACT AND APPLICATIONS:

-Genome-wide identification of mutations and polymorphisms for population genetics studies
-Design and in silico verification of Molecular Markers for crop breeding
-Investigation of point mutations that lead to diseased states in proteins
-Drug design
-Design of nanoparticles as nanoscopic delivery vehicles

EQUIPMENT LIST

-1 head node and 16 compute node HPC server
-Total core number: 320
-Total Ram: 4 TB
-Total Disk: 80 TB
-Total GPU: 12 x Nvidia K20 GPU
-Network: 56 Gb/s FDR InfiniBand
-2 redundant air-condition + Chiller