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SGI Altix System Powers Beijing Bioinformatics Training Center

NEW YORK, Oct. 14 (GenomeWeb News) - SGI and Beijing Normal University (BNU) yesterday launched the BNU and SGI Bioinformatics Center, which will host training programs to broaden the pool of bioinformaticists in China.

SGI will provide the center with an Altix 3000 supercluster with 16 Intel Itanium 2 processors running Linux, a 1TB-capacity SGI InfiniteStorage TP9100 disk array, and two Silicon Graphics Octane2 visual workstations with dual processors and SGI Vpro graphics.

The Bioinformatics Center is part of the China Education Ministry's National Base of Life Science and Technology Education program, which was launched in Sept. 2002. 

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