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UCSD Installs 2.6-Tflop Supercomputer for Biomedical Informatics

NEW YORK, March 11 (GenomeWeb News) - The University of California, San Diego, has installed a 2.6-teraflop, 210-node Dell PowerEdge Linux cluster to support bioengineering and computational biology research, the university said last week.

 

The system, "purchased from Dell for less than $180,000 per Teraflop," according to a UCSD statement, was purchased with support from the National Institutes of Health and the Whitaker Foundation.

 

UCSD celebrated the installation of the cluster at a ribbon-cutting ceremony March 9.

 

Eventually, the cluster will also be made available to computational biologists and bioengineers across the country, the university said.

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