The Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center has put in place a high-bandwidth link between Galaxy, a web-based bioinformatics platform developed at Pennsylvania State University, and the network backbone of the National Science Foundation’s Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment, or XSEDE, program.

The connection — a 10-gigabit per second fiber-optic-based link — provides Galaxy's approximately 10,000 users with access to XSEDE's high-performance computing resources, PSC said.

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