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NCI Buys New SGI Supercomputing System

NEW YORK, Sept. 25-The National Cancer Institute's biomedical supercomputing center bought a new system from Silicon Graphics, the company said today.


The Advanced Biomedical Computing Center, which provides research support for NCI, National Institutes of Health and extramural scientists, bought a 64-processor  SGI Origin 3800 server, three 8-processor Origin 300 servers and a 5.6 TB TP9400 storage system.


SGI did not reveal the price of the system.


The system will be used to analyze genomic data, model cell signaling, study protein interactions and model drug-target interactions, among other applications.


For more information, see the press release.

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