"As a result of this project the researchers' simulations are now running faster and robust software development practices are being utilised, giving the researchers confidence in their results and making future development easier."
"Prompt responses from the NeSI team to our requests helped us solve our problems in a few minutes, which in turn allowed us to focus on scientific research rather than on dealing with technical issues."
Until recently processing their insect DNA sequence data collected from the next generation sequencing-by-synthesis platforms took one whole week per individual; even when using a fast multi-core desktop Linux machine with plenty of RAM.
Using high performance computing to address genetic problems presents researchers with an opportunity to advance the biological sciences. A researcher at Massey is harnessing HPC to study the effects of social behaviour on small, isolated populations.