Exploding data storage demands threatened to hinder the progress of biomedical research at PCPGMâ€™s academic medical centers of Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Womenâ€™s Hospital. To overcome these challenges, PCPGMâ€™s Enterprise Research Infrastructure and Services (ERIS) worked with HP to conduct a series of throughput and scaling tests of the HP X9000 Network Storage System, powered by IntelÂ® XeonÂ® processors, with an XC3000BL compute cluster running the Illumina v1.5.1 pipeline software.
Together, HP and PCPGM were able to demonstrate that a small compute cluster with HP X9720 Network Storage System was able to process a large volume of data output with no evidence of input-output bottlenecking. Test results showed that the HP X9720 offers pay-as-you-grow storage thatâ€™s capable of handling exponentially increasing volumes of data without compromising performance.
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