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We haven't posted any news in quite a while! Updates are coming soon.

Hyperion arrives


Thanks to a generous grant from the Canada Foundation for Innovation, a gift from Dell Canada, and matching funds from ACHRI, our lab's new 30+ TeraFLOP computing cluster, Hyperion, recently arrived and has been installed in the Faculty of Medicine's server facility.

Hyperion (and his little brother Ozymandias) together have 11 Intel Xeon Phi accelerators with a combined 660 CPU cores with 4X hyper threading (capable of running 2,640 simultaneous threads), 240 Intel Xeon CPUs (with 2X hyper threading, capable of running 480 simultaneous threads), Infiniband, about 50 TB of combined storage, and other advanced technologies. This new facility is being used for the development and analysis of algorithms for large-scale inference and data analysis of large genomic datasets.

For more information, see the University of Calgary's feature on Hyperion.


Snake genome papers published

Science Magazine, Dec 6 2013

Our pair of snake genome papers has been published online in PNAS Early Edition and is being featured in lots of press articles and blogs (e.g., see Science NOW (AAAS) news, the Huffington Post, and an 8 page News Feature in the Dec. 6 issue of Science).

For the Burmese python genome, see Castoe, de Koning et al. (2013). The King Cobra genome paper is Vonk et al. (2013).


Congratulations to Todd Castoe, David Pollock, Freek Vonk, Michael Richardson and the rest of the snake genome teams!

Finally, a website (almost!)

As you can see, I've finally gotten around to updating the lab website. Welcome!

New additions will be coming soon.

We have arrived...

in beautiful Alberta!

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