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.