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TGen Buys SGI's Altix Computer for Disease Analysis

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - The Translational Genomics Research Institute has bought an SGI computers for use in its lab in Tempe, Ariz., located on the campus of Arizona State University, SGI said today.
 
SGI said the Altix 4700 system is supported by ASU’s Fulton High Performance Computing Initiative.
 
The company said the Altix has half a terabyte of shared memory, which the institute will use to search across multiple chromosomes in studies, “without having to break the problems into smaller pieces.”
 
TGen is using the system to help analyze molecular profile datasets covering malignant myeloma, melanoma, Alzheimer’s, autism, and pancreatic, prostate, colon, and breast cancers, the company said.
 
TGen installed the computer in late May and purchased it through James River Technical, SGI’s marketing partner for higher education and research institutes.
 
Financial terms of the agreement were not released.

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