The University of Minnesota Supercomputing Institute for Advanced Computational Research has installed a new high-performance computing system from SGI, christened Koronis, that it will use for multi-scale modeling, chemical dynamics, bioinformatics, computational biology, and biomedical imaging.

The university purchased the 1,152-core system with a $3.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health's National Center for Research Resources. It will support NIH-funded research projects at the university.

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