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The Visual Genomics Centre (VGC)
Data Centre

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The VGC features the following main machines:

  • SunFire[tm] 6800 Midframe server with twenty 1250MHz UltraSPARC IV CPUs, four 1.5GHz UltraSPARC IV+ CPUs, and 96GB of main memory (shared).
  • SunFire[tm] V880z Midframe server with four 1.2GHz UltraSPARC III+ CPUs, 32GB of main memory, six 72GB internal disk drives, and dual XVR-4000 graphics accelerators.
  • Two SunFire[tm] V440 Entry level servers each with four 1.6GHz UltraSPARC III+ CPUs, 16GB of main memory, four 73GB internal disk drives, and two XVR-1200 graphics cards.
  • Twelve SunFire[tm] V210 Entry level servers each with two 1.06 UltraSPARC III+ CPUs, 2GB of main memory, and two 36GB internal hard drives.
  • Sun StorEdge[tm] 6320 Disk array with a capacity of 12TB.
  • Sun StorEdge[tm] L180 Digital Linear Tape (DLT) library with 3TB native capacity (6TB compressed).
  • Sun StorEdge[tm] L700 Super Digital Linear Tape (SDLT) library with 35TB native capacity (70TB compressed).
  • The operating system currently is mixture of the Solaris[tm] 9 and 10 releases.
  • Sun Ray[tm] 1 and 1g Thin Clients as server outlets throughout the laboratory.
  • Two Tadpole Comet 12 Mobile SunRay clients.
  • Dell PowerEdge 6850 Server with four 3.0GHz Intel(R) Xeon(TM) MP CPUs and Windows 2003 Server, used as a terminal server.

Genome Canada funded machines:

  • SunFire[tm] V880 with four 900 MHz CPUs,  8GB of main memory and six 73GB internal hard drives.
  • Two SunFire[tm] V890 Midrange servers each with four 1.35GHz UltraSPARC IV CPUs, 16GB of main memory, and six 146GB internal disk drives.
  • Two SunFire[tm] V240 Entry level servers each with two 1.5GHz UltraSPARC IIIi CPUs, 2GB of main memory, and two 73GB internal disk drives.
  • Twelve SunFire[tm] V210 Entry level servers each with two 1.4 UltraSPARC IV CPUs, 2GB of main memory, and two 36GB internal hard drives.
  • Tadpole SPARCbook 6500 with 650 MHz CPU, 2GB of main memory and two 60GB internal hard drives.
  • Eight TimeLogic Decypher boards.
  • Sun StorEdge[tm] 6130 Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) disk array with a capacity of 40TB.
  • Sun StorEdge[tm] L700 SDLT library with 107TB native capacity (215TB compressed).

WestGrid funded machine:

  • Paracel GeneMatcher2

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