[Bioclusters] Any issues porting applications to OS X?

Alan Kilian bioclusters@bioinformatics.org
Fri, 5 Mar 2004 10:58:14 -0600 (CST)

> > As far as management features you can't beat osx server.

  If you are using the cluster to run Smith-Waterman, BLAST and HMMer,
  the single host hardware accelerators are very easy to manage also.

  Basically, you install the cards, pop in a CDROM and the system is
  up and running with the performance of more than 500 CPUs for HMMer. 

  And formatting a database just one time on one disk makes updating
  targets quite easy also.

  If you are running in-house analysis programs, this is probably not 
  the way to go, but it might take the BLAST and HMM load off an
  existing cluster so you can run those codes over there though.

  I think hybrid cluster/hardware accelerator systems could be a really
  superb way to balance cost, IT overhead and applications.

- Alan Kilian <alank(at)timelogic.com> 
Director of Bioinformatics, TimeLogic Corporation 763-449-7622