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Sun Establishes Computational Biology Center in North Carolina Research Triangle

NEW YORK, Feb. 25 - Sun Microsystems announced that it is creating the Sun North Carolina Research Triangle Center of Excellence today.


The center of excellence (COE) will bring together researchers from Duke University; North Carolina State University; the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; Incellico; the North Carolina Supercomputing Center; the North Carolina Genomics and Bioinformatics Consortium; and SAS.


Sun will provide $6 million in hardware and software to the center.


The aim of the COE is to provide better research tools for academic genomics and proteomics researchers, as well as a coordinated way to train scientists in the use of these tools; and a distributed computing environment that facilitates collaboration between universities and institutions.


Sun has opened over 30 COE's around the world, focused on high performance computing, computational biology, digital libraries, and e-learning. 


Other computational biology COEs are located at: Virginia Bioinformatics Institute, Delaware Biotechnology Institute, the Beijing Genomics Institute, the Universityof Calgary, the Universityof Chicago, the Canadian NRC/CBR, NationalChengKungUniversity in Taiwan, and the Tokyo University of Science. 

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