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University of Tokyo Genome Center Starts Up Its Sun Supercluster

NEW YORK, Jan. 22-The University of Tokyo's Human Genome Center has fired up its cluster of Sun Fire 15K servers, Sun Microsystems said yesterday.


The Human Genome Center, which is a branch of the university's Institute of Medical Science, has eight Sun Fire 15K servers and two Sun Fire 6800 servers.


Each Sun Fire 15K server supports up to 106 processors and 576 GB of memory. In total, the genome analysis system has 788 UltraSPARC III processors and about 1.7 TB of memory.


The system went on line on January 1, 2003.

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