When Indiana University installs the fastest university-owned supercomputer in the US next spring, it will not only boost IU's compute capacity by 25-fold, it will also increase "the amount of science that we're going to be able to get done" by a similar factor, says Bill Barnett, director of the Science Community Tools group at Indiana.

Barnett, who also leads IU's National Center for Genome Analysis Support, is working to ensure that the petaflop-scale Big Red II supercomputer will support a range of bioinformatics tasks.

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