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Japanese Genetics Institute Taps SGI Supercomputer for NGS Analysis

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Japan's National Institute of Genetics has selected one of SGI's supercomputing systems to meet its next-generation sequence data analysis needs.

SGI said that the research organization selected an SGI UV1000 system, which includes 768 processor cores and 10 terabytes of memory. The system will support a DNA database, search and analysis services, and provide supercomputing resources to local and global researchers.

Last November, another Japanese institution, Kyoto University's Institute for Chemical Research, selected a UV 1000 system to support GenomeNet — a network of database and computational services for genomics and related biomedical research that is operated by the institute's bioinformatics center (BI 11/4/2011).

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