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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – IBM announced today that it has formed a five-year partnership with the University of Calgary's Cumming School of Medicine to accelerate and expand genomic research into common childhood disorders.

Under the terms of the collaboration, IBM will install a POWER8-based computing and storage infrastructure, along with advanced analytics and cognitive computing software, at the Cumming School of Medicine's Alberta Children's Hospital Research Institute.

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