The Institute for Systems Biology has enlisted the aid of the Arctic Region Supercomputing Center as it grapples with a growing number of computationally intense genomics and proteomics tasks.

Lee Hood, founder of the Seattle-based ISB, said the institute currently has no supercomputing capability. “What we’ve put together is a modest farm of Alpha and Sun machines and that’s it. We have intermediate computing capacity but it doesn’t really touch these kinds of problems.”

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