[BioC] win 64bit and general BioC computing power?
andy_liaw at merck.com
Thu Jun 17 18:48:50 CEST 2004
> From: Liaw, Andy
> Nowadays you can get a dual Opteron box with 16GB of memory
> preloaded with
> Linux for x86-64.
Apologies: I missed one part of that sentence: for $9500.
I would not call that `super-expensive'.
> How much does
> it cost to run a 60- or 120-chip experiment?
> To add to what Adaikalavan and others have said:
> We are in an essentially all-Windoze environment, but we were able to
> convince our management that to do more serious computing,
> Windoze just
> doesn't cut it. We have a few Linux boxes fitted with lots
> of memory, that
> are used only for computation, and nothing else. The boxes
> sit in a server
> room, out of everyone's sight, and we just login remotely
> using VNC from our
> standard Windoze laptop.
> One need not move away from Windows entirely, just for the
> large computation
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