IBM recently sold the world’s fastest nongovernmental compute system to Atlanta-based NuTec Sciences for gene-related research. The sale of the 7.5-teraflop cluster, capable of performing 7.5 trillion calculations per second, gives IBM a “distinct advantage” in the genomics marketplace, says Jamie Coffen, worldwide director of life sciences solutions at IBM. NuTec’s existing relationships with the NIH and the National Human Genome Research Institute served to sweeten the deal.

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