Through a successful Canadian Foundation for Innovation grant the Richards lab consists of:
- two large DNA freezers
- robot-based DNA sample storage for the processing and quantification of approximately 22,000 DNA samples
We have a computational core consisting of:
- A Linux cluster of 20 nodes (10 with 20 coreas each and 128G of memory and 10 with 10 cores each and 64G of memory).
- All nodes are attached to a network array with 240TB storage.
- Our server room is monitored by video, has appropriate air-conditioning, flood control and access is restricted by monitored key cards.
This infrastructure enables us to undertake computational analyses of next-generation data arising from the several billion genetic variants in the human genome, derived from several thousand individuals.