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IBM Tech Grant to Help University of Arizona Build Life Science Data-Storage System

NEW YORK, Jan. 26 (GenomeWeb News) - The Arizona Research Laboratories at the Universityof Arizonawill build a data storage infrastructure with a technology grant from IBM, ARL said yesterday.


Under the IBM Shared University Research grant, researchers from IBM and the Universityof Arizonawill build an environment to store large amounts of diverse types of data, including MRI images, genomic sequences, and microscopy images. The system will use IBM's TotalStorage disk and tape systems. The project will involve 500 UA researchers from five areas of life science research.


IBM plans to measure how the data are moved and accessed over time, helping it to design future software and hardware.

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