Server crashed again? Inodes mysteriously all used up? Cluster under siege by thousands of high-memory job requests? Chances are there’s a bioinformatician to blame. Bioinformatics research is a necessity when it comes to curing disease, as well as understanding ourselves and the natural world in which we live and, to the dismay of many a sysadmin, it's here to stay. So what can we do about it? In this presentation we will examine the challenges, and explore possible solutions for bioinformatics workflows on traditional HPC systems.


Jamie Rosner

Life Sciences Research Specialist, University of British Columbia