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.

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