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Broad Using Isilon's Clustered Storage for Genomics Data

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard is using Isilon Systems’ clustered storage system to handle and manage data from DNA sequencing research projects, the company said today.
 
The Isilon IQ system will allow the Broad to support a “five-fold increase in the volume of genomic data” that is analyzed and stored, the company said. The system will help the institute streamline data access for its next-generation DNA sequencing program, which generates several terabytes of genomic data per day.
 
The IQ system runs on the company’s OneFS operating system software, and it allows scientists to share their genomic data in a single scalable pool, without which large institutions could be forced to spread data across “multiple, disparate silos of information, creating unnecessary barriers to data access and analysis,” Isilon said.
 
Financial terms of the agreement were not released.
 

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