The WUCCI data analysis suite is equipped with six high-end 64-bit analysis workstations with 30-inch monitors and dual Intel Xeon CPUs, 256GB of RAM, NVIDIA GPU card and SSD and RAID storages arrays.
Each workstation is equipped with the following software:
- Bitplane Imaris 3D visualization software
- Amira 3D EM segmentation software
- Zeiss ZEN Software
- Nikon Elements Software
- ORS Dragonfly 3D visualization software
- ImageJ / Fiji imaging processing software
- MATLAB programming suite
- Microsoft Office Productivity Suite
- Adobe Creative Design Suite
The WUCCI exclusively uses the storage cluster run by the Wash U IT Research Infrastructure Services (RIS) group, housed in the medical campus data center and is connected to the WUCCI by a dedicated 10Gbit fiber-optic link via the Wash U Research Network (WURN). The medical campus data center is a 15,600 sq. ft. facility with fully redundant power and cooling systems.
Each research group can request a storage allocation from the RIS group directly via their service desk http://servicedesk.ris.wustl.edu.
The WUCCI also utilizes the RIS compute cluster for larger-scale distributed computing applications. The compute cluster has 465 servers, over 6,000 cores and jobs management is provided by the IBM Scale (LSF) job scheduler. The newest computational servers have dual 10Gbit network links, 56 cores with hyper-threading, 512GB RAM and 2TB local storage grouped in a chassis of 16 servers connected via four 40Gbit Ethernet ports to redundant core network switches. This architecture provides 160Gb/s bandwidth between each compute chassis and storage cluster.