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NHGRI Taps Isilon's X-Series to Handle Next-Gen Genomic Data Storage

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The National Human Genome Research Institute will use Isilon's X-series to provide a shared storage resource for the center's next generation sequence data storage needs and to allow researchers to "scale storage resources in line with the demands of its multi-hundred core Linux compute cluster," the company said this week.

According to the company, NHGRI has deployed its 72000X file system instead of the institute's traditional network-attached storage to provide "a single … file system and point of management" for its genomic analysis workflow. This setup, Isilon said, will enable researchers to spend more of their time analyzing genomes and improve research productivity.

In a similar vein, the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology opted to use Isilon's X-Series storage system to consolidate its project-related home directories, file shares, and scientific data archives. (BI 10/29/2010)