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University at Buffalo Acquires IBM Supercomputer

NEW YORK, March 25 (GenomeWeb News) - The University at Buffalo has acquired an IBM supercomputer for predicting the structure and function of proteins, IBM said today.

 

The new cluster, consisting of 266 IBM eServer BladeCenter HS20 systems and 5 terabytes of TotalStorage FAStT700 storage servers, will be used by UB's Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics. It replaces an older cluster of Dell servers and EMC storage systems.

 

IBM researchers will provide algorithms for discovering patterns and correlations and will collaborate with UB scientists. UB is part of the State University of New York.

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