Bioinformatics High-Performance Computing Resources

To provide USC researchers with easy access to commercial software tools and to support the computation-intensive analysis of high-throughput genomic data, we offer the following computing resources with pre-installed USC licensed and selected open-source bioinformatics tools.


Workstation Computers

Bioinformatics Computation and Consulting Center, Room 203, Norris Medical Library, HSC

  • Two DELL PRECISION T3550 workstations
    • Six(6)-core Intel Xeon Processor W3670 (3.2GHz,12M L3, 4.8GT/s)
    • 24GB memory (1333MHz, DDR3-SDRAM)
    • Two(2) 500GB system drive (SATA 3.0GB/s, RAID 1)
    • Two(2) 3TB and one(1) 4TB data drives (SATA 3.0GB/s)
  • One DELL PRECISION T3600 workstations
    • Six(6)-core Xeon Processor E5-1660 (3.3GHz, 15M, Turbo+)
    • 32GB memory (1600MHz, DDR3-RDIMM)
    • Two(2) 250GB system drive (SATA 6.0GB/s, RAID 1)
    • Two(2) 3TB and one(1) 4TB data drives (SATA 3.0GB/s)

Wilson Dental Library and Learning Center, 925 W. 34th Street, DEN 21, UPC

  • One DELL PRECISION T3600 workstations
    • Six(6)-core Xeon Processor E5-1660 (3.3GHz, 15M, Turbo+)
    • 32GB memory (1600MHz, DDR3-RDIMM)
    • Two(2) 250GB system drive (SATA 6.0GB/s, RAID 1)
    • Two(2) 3TB and one(1) 4TB data drives (SATA 3.0GB/s)

Virtual Servers

  • Two Dell PowerEdge R630 servers
    • Dual 12-core Xeon processors
    • 512GB memory
    • 30TB NAS data drive (RAID 1)

High Performance Computing Cluster

The USC Libraries Bioinformatics Service has collaborated with USC Center for High Performance Computing (HPC) and implemented a custom computer condo (HPC-NML) and key bioinformatics software to support computation-intensive NGS data analysis by USC researchers.

  • One custom condo
    • One head node: two 12-core AMD Opteron processor, 60GB memory
    • Nine worker nodes: two 12-core AMD Opteron processor, 48GB memory