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Silicon Graphics to Equip London's Institute of Cancer Research

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Silicon Graphics today said that it will provide computing, storage, and visualization solutions for an initiative in integrated network biology at the Institute of Cancer Research in London.

The Sunnyvale, Calif.-based IT firm said that it will equip the initiative, which is expected to launch this spring, over the next five years or more. SGI also noted that that it will outfit the initiative with scalable compute systems based on Intel's Xeon and Itanium processors.

The institute's efforts will focus on how networks of cancer cells interact with each other and surrounding tissues to metastasize throughout the body. SGI noted that the institute intends to "make use of the full range of Silicon Graphics solutions and services."

Financial and other terms of the alliance were not disclosed.

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