Danish gene sequencing centre gets new SGI supercomputer  

The Danish Centre for Biological Sequence Analysis (CBS) has just purchased a supercomputer from US IT supplier SGI

The Danish Centre for Biological Sequence Analysis (CBS) at the Technical University of Denmark, has just purchased a supercomputer from the US IT supplier SGI. The giant number cruncher will be used for identifying targets for development of new drugs. According to the leader of the centre Professor Søren Brunak, their Human Genome project has given them the data they need to be able to segregate individual genes which have an influence on known diseases. The supercomputer will now enable the centre to analyse these data.

SGI is supplying a solution comprising a SGI AltixTM 3000 supercomputer with 64 Intel Itanium 2 processors, 196 GB memory and system access to 10 TB storage capacity. The new system will boost computer power at CBS considerably; currently it has three 32-processor Origin 300 servers from SGI and an Origin 2000 supercomputer. The news is reported by biotechdenmark.dk.

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