By Bernadette Toner

This story was posted May 24.

The Virginia Bioinformatics Institute said this week that it has installed a "hybrid-core" computing system from Convey Computer that it will use to analyze data from the 1000 Genomes Project and several other tasks, including text-mining projects and simulations of the spread of infectious diseases through populations.

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