CCG PhyloCluster mounted to CABI NetApp File Server

The Center for Comparative Genomics Supercomputer (aka "PhyloCluster")  is now connected to the NetApp network file server in the Center for Applied Biodiversity and Informatics. This permits the supercomputer to read and write to large files more efficiently and removes the burden of handling large files by the PhyloCluster, which will dramatically improve performance. We have also implemented a data backup strategy that will protect our valuable data from catastrophic events, like hard drive failures.


All of the recent improvements to the Phylocluster have been supported by the CAS IT team led by Kim Le and Rodney Weaver.


Special thanks to Jaime Lemus, our "Mac" guy.


natural history collection

The Importance of Natural History Collections


Front Cover Hearst Publication

CAS Special Publication: The Coral Triangle - The 2011 Hearst Philippine Biodiversity Expedition


CCG adds six new Xserve nodes to the PhyloCluster.

The CCG PhyloCluster is now connected to the CABI NetApp Network File Server.

A new APC Smart-UPS RT 8000VA uninterruptible power supply (UPS) has been installed for PhyloCluster.

CCG PhyloCluster has been successfully upgraded from 88 cores to 184 cores with the addition of 12 Intel Xeon Nehalem processors.