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UNM Installs Network Infrastructure to Support Genomics Research

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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The University of New Mexico (UNM) has put in place a high-throughput cross-campus link between its Cancer Research facility and its Center for Advanced Research Computing (CARC) to connect its next-generation sequencing instruments and compute infrastructure.

According to UNM, the dedicated 10 Gbps link — which was used to transfer data at a rate of 1.8 terabytes per hour earlier this month — connects sequencers in its Analytic and Translational Genomics Core facility to supercomputing infrastructure and petascale disk array storage housed at CARC. Genomic data at UNM is analyzed on its Deepthought cluster and on the Ulam parallel supercomputer, which was recently donated to CARC by the New Mexico Consortium.

The link enables fast, reliable, and secure transfer of genome sequence files, freeing researchers at the university to "focus on the science of genomic analysis and the elucidation of cancer biology, unfettered by data transfer and computing constraints," Scott Ness, a UNM professor of internal medicine and an associate director in UNM's Cancer Center, said in a statement.

"Establishing this high-performance, dedicated link from the UNM Cancer Center to the campus supercomputer center will enable cutting-edge genomic research and paves the way for 'big data' links to support research in other science and engineering disciplines," CARC Director Susan Atlas added.

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