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Sanger Institute Taps DataDirect Networks for NGS Data Storage

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Storage provider DataDirect Networks said this week that the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute will use its technology to store next-generation sequencing data.

The Sanger Institute will use the company's SFA10000 storage processing architecture and ExaScaler parallel file system. The SFA10000 offers bandwidth of up to 10 gigabytes per second and is capable of supporting up to 600 drives and up to 1.2 petabytes of data in a single rack.

DDN said the Sanger Institute will use the system to store data from the UK10K project, a three-year initiative that began last year and aims to sequence and analyze 10,000 individuals in the UK in order to discover rare genetic variants that are important in human disease.

The company said that the solution will also support the arrival of new Illumina sequencing systems at the Sanger Institute.

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