Five new supercomputers dedicated to life science research have joined the ranks of the world's most powerful computing systems, according to the most recent Top500 ranking, with one — an 18.2-teraflop IBM Blue Gene system at the Computational Biology Research Center at Japan's National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology — breaking into the top 10.

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