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EPA, Department of Energy to Link RTP and Sandia Lab Supercomputers

NEW YORK, Feb. 18 (GenomeWeb News) - Two federal agencies will link supercomputers located in Research Triangle Park, NC, and Sandia National Laboratory, the agencies announced today.


The US Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding that advances previous research and computing collaborations between the two agencies, the EPA said in a statement.


The linkage of the agencies' supercomputing platforms will enable increased performance in the running of environmental models and computational toxicology, the agency said.


It will also provide the EPA with access to data produced by the Joint Genome Institute.


"Linking and leveraging these two great research resources will strengthen the scientific foundation for environmental, energy and public health issues," EPA Administrator Mike Leavitt said in a statement.