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Researchers Develop Tool to Evaluate Genome Sequencing Method

From a New York University Press Release:

Advances in bio-technologies and computer software have helped make genome sequencing much more common than in the past. But still in question are both the accuracy of different sequencing methods and the best ways to evaluate these efforts. Now, computer scientists have devised a tool to better measure the validity of genome sequencing.

The work was conducted by researchers at New York University’s Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, NYU School of Medicine, Sweden’s KTH Royal Institute of Technology, and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.

Software News: Slurm

Slurm Used on the Fastest of the TOP500 Supercomputers

Source: Slurm.net

Slurm is the preferred open-source resource management software in Red Barn HPC solutions.  Read more about why from their website and blog:

Slurm Workload Manager is used on 5 of the 15 fastest supercomputers in the world

Salt Lake City, UT, November 15, 2012

Based on this week’s release of the TOP500 List — a ranking of the world’s fastest computers — Slurm Workload Manager continued to be the most widely used on the fastest of the fast: 33% of the top 15 supercomputers use Slurm.  READ MORE >>

INTEL NEWS: New Xeon Phi Coprocessors

Intel Delivers New Architecture for Discovery with Intel® Xeon Phi™ Coprocessors

From newsroom.intel.com

Combination of Intel® Xeon® Processors and Intel® Xeon Phi™ Coprocessors Promises to Drive High Performance Computing Innovation


  • Intel® Xeon Phi™ coprocessors, when combined with the Intel® Xeon® processor E5 family, will deliver unprecedented parallel performance, increasing the productivity and efficiency of high- performance computing.
  • Efficient performance and a familiar programming model foster a thriving development community and extensive industry support from key OEMs, making high-performance computing easier to access for content creators, developers and scientists.
  • Optimizing applications with tools such as Intel Cluster Studio XE 2013 helps achieve industry’s best performance per watt for high degrees of parallelism on Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors as well asa significant increase in productivity on Intel Xeon processors E5 product family.
  • Ninety-one percent of all newly listed systems on the recently announced Top500 list of the world’s most powerful supercomputers are powered by Intel processors. Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors are already featured in 7 systems including the most power-efficient supercomputer on the list –”Beacon” delivering 2.44 GFlops/Watt.

Read the whole press release >>


Red Barn HPC is excited to attend SC12, November 10-16 in Salt Lake City.  Look for us in booth #2338.