World-Renowned Genome Research Facility Relies on Sun to Provide Cost-Efficient High-Performance Compute Grid
Source: Sun Microsystems
The Institute for Genomic Research (TIGR) is a non-profit organization dedicated to deciphering and analyzing genomes - the complex molecular chains that constitute each organism's unique genetic heritage. The company's challenge was to improve performance of compute grid to accommodate compute-intensive research to reduce IT expenses to maintain internal cost efficiency. They wanted to improve data center space utilization to lower energy costs and simplify management of IT infrastructure. To achieve higher performance at lower cost, TIGR migrated and consolidated processing for a core genetic sequencing application from a HP AlphaServer Tru64 platform to a high-performance computing grid infrastructure using Sun Fire x64 servers running Sun N1 Grid Engine and Linux that met TIGR's requirements, and more.