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Washington University Sequencing Center Buys a BlueArc Titan System

NEW YORK, May 17 (GenomeWeb News) - The Genome Sequencing Center at WashingtonUniversityin St. Louis has bought a BlueArc multi-tiered Titan system with more than 60 terabytes of capacity, the company said today.


According to BlueArc, the Titan system will "double" the center's available storage capacity, "bringing the group's installed data to more than 120 terabytes." The multi-tiered storage configuration features more than 60 terabytes in a mixed offering of high-performance Fibre Channel and high-density Serial ATA drives.


Financial terms of the purchase were not disclosed.

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