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University of Tokyo Genome Center Buys New SGI Supercomputer

NEW YORK, Nov. 22-The University of Tokyo's Human Genome Center has bought an Origin 3900 supercomputer from SGI, the company said today.


The new server includes 512 CPUs and 512 GB of memory, replacing a system based on a Cray T94 and an SGI Origin 2000. The genome center also has purchased a 5 TB storage system from SGI, the TP9400 Fibre Channel.


The system's price was not revealed, but the U.S. list price for a 128-processor SGI 3900 system with 64 GB of memory is $2,937,696.


SGI will begin installing the system in January.


The university's Human Genome Center will use the system for genomic and protein structure analysis.


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