NEW YORK, Feb. 9 (GenomeWeb News) - The Georgia Institute of Technology has opened a new Center for the Study of Systems Biology, employing "one of the world's most powerful supercomputing clusters," Georgia Tech said yesterday.
The $8.5 million center is headed by Jeffrey Skolnick, who was named Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar in Computational Systems Biology in December.
The supercomputer is a 1,000-node cluster 1350 system built on IBM BladeCenter systems and powered by dual-core AMD opteron processors. It is capable of performing 8.5 trillion calculations per second and is the 41st most powerful supercomputer on the November Top500 list, said Georgia Tech.
The center is funded by grants from the State of Georgia, the Georgia Research Alliance, and the National Institutes of Health.