[Bioclusters] Need some advice on a cluster for EST/cDNA assembly, clustering

Elia Stupka elia at tigem.it
Sun Feb 27 15:23:24 EST 2005

I don't at all, it is just
a)I was making a negative remark on mainstream vendors

b)currently equipping a lab located in Italy, we are limited in choice, 
especially when it comes to good warranty/service (though officially 
some of the vendors you mention are available, when it comes to 
practice they don't have as good a support network here)

c)being part of an important non-profit organization we get very sweet 
deals from the mainstream guys such as HP and Sun (like servers for 
free) so we cannot refuse ;)


On 27 Feb 2005, at 20:26, Matt Temple wrote:

> Why do you reject the quad Opteron computers (supporting 32 GB of RAM)
> from vendors like ASAComputers (and, no
> doubt, though I haven't checked from PCs for Everyone and others)?  
> The computers, themselves, may not be from mainstream
> vendors, but they are from motherboard manufacturers that I'd be
> inclined to call mainstream -- SuperMicro, Tyan, ASUS.

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