The Colorado Center for Personalized Medicine (CCPM) has partnered with the Research and Shared Services Division (RSS) within the Office of Information Technology (OIT) to build a high performance computing (HPC) system, Rosalind. Rosalind was named after Rosalind Franklin, a chemist and X-ray crystallographer whose research was central to the discovery of the double-helix structure of DNA.
Rosalind is composed of 768 cores, 4 TB of RAM (128 GB RAM per node), 3.7 PB of usable storage and a high memory node with 1.5 TB of RAM. This in-house, comprehensive, stand-alone biocomputing unit supports a multidisciplinary, robust computing resource to foster omics-based research using high-dimensionality data (e.g. genomics, transcriptomics, microbiomics, proteomics, metabolomics) and development and implementation of computational methods and tools for sequence analysis and systems biology approaches.