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Lustre* Delivers Performance, Scale, and Platform Stability

In laboratories around the world, informatics teams are faced with handling an exponential increase in data volumes without similarly scaled increases in IT budgets.

“The original Human Genome Project cost around $3 billion and took ten years, with the combined sequencing output of every single major sequencing lab on the planet. We can now do that equivalent experiment in a week on one machine that is about the size of a large office laser printer,” comments Dr. Guy Coates, of the Informatics Systems Group at the Sanger Institute in Cambridge, UK. “We now produce ten thousand times the sequencing data that we did five years ago.”

Coates is continually striving to keep pace with the growth in data volumes, which stem from the ongoing improvement in laboratory technologies and processes. “Every so often you get this big disruption where a whole new chemistry comes in and you get a ten- or twenty-fold increase in data throughput overnight,” he explains, putting into perspective the scale of the challenge.

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