UConn to Use SGI Altix Computers for Bioinformatics, other Apps

The University of Connecticut School of Engineering has purchased two SGI Altix systems, Silicon Graphics said last week.

The university intends to use the systems for biomolecular modeling, biosimulation, and metabolic engineering as well as other research applications.

UConn purchased an eight-processor Altix 350 server with 8 GB of memory and a 64-processor Altix 3700 Bx2 supercomputer with 64 GB of memory.

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