NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Indiana University has received a $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop a software infrastructure and use cloud computing for a variety of life sciences and genomics data applications, IU said today.

Scientists at the Pervasive Technology Institute Digital Science Center at Indiana University will use the funding in part to expand research begun with funding from the National Science Foundation, which was used to construct an experimental supercomputing network called FutureGrid.

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