Talk:BioC Requirements Information Gathering

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Availability -- Malex 16:35, 19 October 2011 (EDT)

Discussion of the Storage and Processing resource availability

General -- Malex 16:35, 19 October 2011 (EDT)

General requirements

Job lenght -- Magitz 09:37, 31 October 2011 (EDT)

A fair amount of the Soltis Lab usage of the cluster will be for phylogenetic analyses. Many of these last 1-2 weeks, with a few as long as a month. Being able to schedule longer jobs will be important. However, my sense is that things have improved from where we were a few years ago, in that we rearely need jobs that run over a month. Between checkpointing and better software, most of the analyses that I've seen running over 30days on our lab cluster or Fisher were

  1. forgotten about by the user who started them and no longer needed
  2. set up with unrealistic expectations (jobs on bootstrap replicate 3 after 30 days set to run for 1,000 replicates, etc)
  3. could have been set up in way to complete within a month