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Danish University Upgrades SGI System for Biological Modeling

NEW YORK, June 25 - The Center for Biological Sequence Analysis of the Technical University of Denmark announced today that it has selected SGI products to enhance its supercomputing platform for biological modeling.


In a statement, the center said it will integrate an SGI Altix 3000 supercluster, running Linux on 64 Intel Itanium 2 processors with 196 gigabytes of memory, and a storage system constructed of an SGI TP9400 RAID Array into its present system of three SGI Origin 300 servers, and one SGI Origin 2000 supercomputer.


The system will be used to create proteomics- and genomic-based models of cells for virtual analysis. Similar systems are in place at Tokyo Earthquake Research Institute and at Cambridge University.

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