Skip to main content

SGI Installs Server at NCI Computing Center

NEW YORK, Oct. 22 (GenomeWeb News) - The National Cancer Institute's Advanced Biomedical Computing Center has selected SGI to provide its server, SGI said today.


The center, in Frederick, Md., put the server into production last month, the company said. The Altix 3000 server includes 64 Intel Itanium processors and runs on the Linux operating system.


The ABCC already has eight-processor origin 300 servers and one 64-processer Origin 3800 server. The servers will be used to model anti-cancer drug interactions with tumor targets, to analyze genomic data, and for other biological problems.

The Scan

Pfizer-BioNTech Seek Full Vaccine Approval

According to the New York Times, Pfizer and BioNTech are seeking full US Food and Drug Administration approval for their SARS-CoV-2 vaccine.

Viral Integration Study Critiqued

Science writes that a paper reporting that SARS-CoV-2 can occasionally integrate into the host genome is drawing criticism.

Giraffe Species Debate

The Scientist reports that a new analysis aiming to end the discussion of how many giraffe species there are has only continued it.

Science Papers Examine Factors Shaping SARS-CoV-2 Spread, Give Insight Into Bacterial Evolution

In Science this week: genomic analysis points to role of human behavior in SARS-CoV-2 spread, and more.