NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The National Institutes of Health has awarded the University of California, Riverside $600,000 to support data-intensive research being conducted at the university, UCR announced on Thursday.

Specifically, the grant will go toward the purchase of a Big Data cluster with high-performance CPU resources and data storage space equal to about 5,000 laptops, UCR said, adding the grant would benefit more than 160 researchers from more than 15 departments and several colleges at the university.

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