At my lab, we're constantly in need of more compute power. More cores and more RAM. Currently we're at around 32GB with 2x4-cores.
The data sets we're running Velvet on require more RAM and other programs, such as BLAST, could do with more cores.
For those of you who buy servers, where from and what to you buy?
I've looked at vendors like <thinkmate.com>. They sell 4x8-core AMDs with 64Gb of RAM for a decent price but I haven't heard of them before or found any reviews. Needless to say, I'm a bit weary about buying from them.
Dell doesn't seem to have what I need. Amazon EC2 doesn't offer instances with more than 23Gb of RAM.
and of course, Macs are too expensive :)
Does anyone have any vendor recommendations?