BCC Computing Resources
For assistance with any computing issue, send email to mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
We will try to respond to requests immediately and will help with your request as soon as possible.
Data Storage - rowley.mit.edu
- This Isilon cluster was purchased in September 2010. Expansions occured in April 2011 and December 2011.
- Named after Janet Rowley, a pioneer in the field of chromosome translocations in cancer and winner of the 2009 national medal of science and 2009 presidential medal of freedom.
- The cluster currently consists of seven 36NL nodes and three 108NL nodes with a total capacity of over 500 Tb.
- accessible from any networked computer. Off-campus access requires mit VPN.
- User access is controlled using MIT credentials and accounts are organized into lab groups.
- Lab- and User-specific adjustment of default permissions are possible.
- Each lab has 1 Tb of free space, additional space is available at a price of $280 per Tb per year (billed monthly).
- Data protection is provided by both hardware redundancy and regular system-wide back-ups to MIT TSM.
- to request account, send mailto:email@example.com and indicate your lab affiliation.
Compute Cluster - rous.mit.edu
- rous.mit.edu is a 96 core Linux cluster purchased in September 2009.
- The cluster is equipped with a wide range of bioinformatics software.
- x86 architecture with 96 processing cores, 304 GB RAM and 7.8 TB of storage space.
- The cluster is named after the Nobel prize winning cancer researcher Peyton Rous
- This cluster is the primary computational resource for the BCC, the Biomicro center and also serves the needs of many individual KI researchers.
- The obsolete Illumina sequencing equipment (IPAR) was included in the cluster (n3 on 11/15/09, n4 on 1/21/10).
- The biomicro center has contributed compute nodes to the system. (n4-n12)