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NYU Buys IBM 4.5-TeraFlop eServer, Will Put It to Work on Genomics Project

NEW YORK, Aug. 11 (GenomeWeb News) - New York University has purchased and installed an IBM eServer BladeCenter-based computing system capable of a peak performance of 4.5 TeraFlops, the computer giant said this week.


Among other projects, the new computer system will be used by researchers from the school's Center for Comparative Functional Genomics and the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences on genomics and bioinformatics, IBM said.


As part of that project, the two research centers will concentrate on a genomics program involving advanced algorithm and software development for data integration; data mining and visualization; biological network simulation; and high-throughput microscopy, IBM said.


The computer consists of a cluster of 256 IBM eServer BladeCenter JS20 systems, each of which has two, 2.2 GHz PowerPC 970 processors. The JS20 systems run Red Hat Enterprise Lunux AS 4.


Terms of the sale were not disclosed.

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