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​​South African Tuberculosis Bioinformatics Initiative


The South African Tuberculosis Bioinformatics Initiative (SATBBI) hosts and maintains a number of computational resources for use by members of the group as well as the division.

The oldest of these servers is Khaos, a dual 4 core Intel Xeon E5520 machine running Centos Linux, with 96 GB RAM and 88 TB of RAID 6 disk space.

A somewhat newer server is Aither, a CentOS Linux server with 256 GB of RAM and 280 TB of RAID 6 disk space. This server has two Intel Xeon E5-2690 v3 12 core CPUs.
The newest server is Gaia, a CentOS Linux server with 512 GB of RAM and xx TB of RAID 60 disk space. This server has two Intel Xeon xxx. 24 core CPUs.

Additionally, SATBBI has a project on the DSI Centre for High-Performance Computing (CHPC), which enables SATBBI to support projects with very high computational needs.

SATBBI is also the driving force behind ResComDat an initiative to implement a large capacity storage system based on Ceph technology. The Research Commons Data (ResComDat) project will provide infrastructure that can expand to exabyte capacity and is intended to be a repository for large data sets with well-annotated data (FAIR compliant). Large datasets from high-throughput techniques, such as next-generation sequencing, mass spectrometry and CyTOF, cannot be accommodated in other resources. ResComDat will fill the storage need.