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HPCC-NML Bioinformatics Computing Resource: Overview

The HPCC-NML Bioinformatics Computing Resource

Funded by USC Vice President of Research Dr. Randolph Hall and Norris Medical Library, the HPCC-NML Bioinformatics Computing Resource integrates USC’s High Performance Computing and Communications’ superior infrastructure with cutting-edge bioinformatics software to offer USC researchers a powerful solution to their growing computational needs of the analysis of large genomics data, in particular, the Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) data analysis.

In order to use this resource, you must have an HPCC account AND apply for access to the HPCC-NML Bioinformatics Computing Resource.  Follow the detailed instruction here.

HPCC-NML and You

Software Installed

Partek Flow

- NGS raw reads alignment
- Start-to-finish RNA-seq analysis

Partek Genomics Suite

- Microarray analysis
- NGS aligned reads analysis

Galaxy

- NGS analysis
- Genomics data manipulation and analysis

Hardware Specifications

HPCC-NML head-node (1): HP ProLiant DL165 G7 Non-Hot Plug Server

  • Two 12-core AMD Opteron™ processor Model 6176 (2.3GHz, 80W)
  • 60GB memory
  • HP 1TB SATA non-hot plug hard drive

HPCC-NML nodes (4): HP ProLiant DL165s G7 Non-Hot Plug Server

  • Two 12-Core AMD Opteron™ processor Model 6176 (2.3GHz, 80W)
  • 48GB memory
  • HP 1TB SATA non-hot plug hard drive