Infrastructure

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.