A network of servers and graphic workstations has been established, made up of an HPC cluster of 100 Multicore Linux compute servers, 54 GPU servers using the SLURM workload manager and queuing system and 72 Linux workstations, which are connected together by a high speed network of fiber optics. All the web, mail, SQL servers and Petabyte storage systems, are housed in air-conditioned computer rooms.
The BioComputing Technology Core is supported by a professional staff of two, who maintain both hardware and software and are available on demand to help when needed. With oversight from the core manager, the staff works with an enormous range of user skills, from professional programmers to complete novices. When new programs or systems are introduced, the core often provides classes for groups and in-person training of new users.