The Scripps Genome Center has a cluster system containing nine Sun servers
and five Apple servers, for a total of 58 processors and over 200
gigabytes of RAM. RAID disk arrays provide an additional 17 terabytes of
storage. Backups of the data are performed regularly and stored in a tape
Two TimeLogic DeCypher Engines, combined with TimeLogic's Tera-BLAST
software, perform BLAST searches with run times comparable to those of
clusters containing hundreds of CPUs.
All hardware is interconnected by gigabit Ethernet, via a dedicated CISCO
switch, with router boards connected to the University of California, San
Diego's Internet backbone and also directly to external links via a T1 line
to provide redundancy.