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University of Texas to Use IBM Grid Tech for Genomics, Proteomics Research

NEW YORK, March 18 (GenomeWeb News) - The University of Texas at Austinwill use IBM's grid technology to help it perform genomics and proteomics research, according to a local media report yesterday.


Leading the project, called UT Grid, will be the TexasAdvancedComputingCenterat Austin, UT's Information Technology Services department, the Institute for Computational and Engineering Sciences, the Center for Instructional Technologies, and the Collegeof Engineering, according to IT Utility Pipeline News.

The UT Grid will be based on TACC's GridPort3 grid portal toolkit, and will enable students and faculty to use all UT Grid systems, the report said. GridPort3 will also be used to construct specialized science portals, and IBM and TACC plan to co-develop grid application software using the Web Services-Resources Framework and Web Services-Notification specifications, according to the report.

Lastly, the university intends to link the Grid to "other major grid projects" such as the National Science Foundation's TeraGrid.

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