Computationally Intensive Phylogenetics

Here's an overview of our lab's high-performance computer usage since April 1st of this year. I've plotted the usage from single days in units of CPU years. In total, if we tried to run all of these analyses on just one CPU, it would have taken 78 years! In fact, we used more than 1 CPU year on 26 separate days, with a high of 8.2 on June 10th. Perhaps not surprisingly, this fell just a few weeks before the Evolution meetings in Portland.