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Ontario Cancer Biomarker Network Deploys Sun IT Infrastructure

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Sun Microsystems said today that the Ontario Cancer Biomarker Network is using a range of Sun technologies, including the Sun Constellation System, Solaris 10 Operating System, and Sun CoolThreads servers.
 
Sun said that the OCBN is working with the High Performance Computing Virtual Laboratory at Queen's University to add bioinformatics capabilities to HPCVL's compute cluster, which includes Sun SPARC Enterprise T5140 servers with multi-core UltraSPARC T2 processors, Sun said.
 
OCBN is a non-profit that was established in 2005 with a grant from the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research and the Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation for the purpose of advancing biomarker research.
 
Financial terms of the agreement with Sun were not provided.

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