Genome assembly likes RAM!

This is what it looks like when you do a genome assembly and run out of memory… The machine in question actually has 384GB of RAM (not much, as far as machines which do genome assembly go!). Assembling a genome is like doing a massive puzzle; you need to have all the “pieces” in contiguous […]

This server should be on fire

Sometimes users run scripts without checking the parameters first, often recycling scripts they’ve used elsewhere, at former jobs or at other institutes. Sometimes this works out, sometimes it doesn’t… With a load of ~75 and 32 physical cores, the CPU usage on this server is oversubscribed 2.3 times a “normal” 100% load (where 100% of […]