The Danforth Center's Bioinformatics Facility is a physical and intellectual infrastructure that facilitates the bioinformatic computing and storage needs of members of the Danforth Center community.
Physically, the core is a modular, virtualized, cloud-based framework that provides a foundation for expansion of computing and storage
resources by the Danforth Center and individual laboratories or groups.
Currently, the infrastructure contains 664 processors, more than 3
terabytes of memory, and a single, high-performance 204 terabyte storage
area network. These resources are shared in a managed, multi-user
environment and communicate via a 10 gigabit ethernet network.
Management of the system is simplified through virtualization of server
resources, which also allows for the deployment of diverse applications
and platforms simultaneously.