NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — A Japanese university will use a Cray supercomputer to support its genomic and proteomic analysis programs, Seattle-based Cray said yesterday.
The Yokohama City University’s Division of Structural Bioinformatics will use Cray’s XT4 to “expand on the principle of three-dimensional structures and functions of biomolecules, proteins and nucleic acids.”
The system contains dual-core AMD Opteron processors, over 4 teraflops of peak performance, and 1.4 terabytes of main memory. After it is installed later this year, Cray Japan’s partner Sumisho Computer System Corporation will integrate the computer into the bioinformatics division.
Financial terms of the agreement were not released.