I'm new in bioinformatics. I'm working in a clinical microbiology laboratory, and my chief wants to stablish a sequencing department for clinical and research purposes (whole genome sequencing for studying outbreaks, 16s metagenomics for studying microbiota, etc). We want to buy a desktop PC to do all this kind of bioinformatic analysis. For now, I'm using a VM in a laptop with W10, 8GB RAM, 512 GB SSD and Intel Core i7 7gen processor. I faced some memory issues in certain pipelines I run, and it´s time to move to a more powerful machine. Which specifications could you recommend me? I feel confident using a linux-VM in Windows, so I don't want to buy an apple/IOS machine for now.
I have read in other forums that It will be enough 16-32 GB of memory and 1-2 TB of storage...I'm scary about buying something that later doesn't fit our department needs.
I would appreciate your advise ;)
Thanks in advance!