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DOE Awards PNNL, ORNL $2M for Biological Computing Research

NEW YORK, Nov. 26 (GenomeWeb News) - The US Department of Energy's Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research has awarded Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Oak Ridge National Laboratory $1 million each to develop high-performance computing technology to suppport proteomics, biomolecular simulations, and biological network analysis.

 

The so-called BioPilot project will develop software and computer infrastructures "that will address the areas of biology determined to have the greatest need for data-intensive computing," according to a statement from PNNL.

 

Earlier this year, DOE selected ORNL's Center for Computational Sciences to lead a partnership with a goal of building a supercomputer with a peak capacity of more than 250 teraflops by 2007.

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