HPC

Verne Global Data Center in Iceland

The recent decision by a top UK research institute to outsource its data storage to a lower-cost, clean energy facility in Iceland has observers taking notice.

The partners have implemented Edico's Dragen on one of IBM's Power Systems servers. Edico has also made the Broad Institute's GATK available on Dragen.

The grant will support the day-to-day running, maintenance, and care of the supercomputer through the year 2020. 

The partners plan to develop a commercial platform for running sequence searches based on optical processing technology developed by Optalysys

Australia's Victorian Life Sciences Computation Initiative hosts the fastest life science supercomputer in the world, according to the most recent version of the Top500 list released earlier this month.

Two supercomputers dedicated to life science research — both from Japan — have joined the ranks of the world's fastest supercomputers, according to the twice-yearly Top500 list released earlier this month.

Convey Computer said this week that the Brazilian Center for Excellence in Bioinformatics, CEBio, has deployed a Convey HC-1ex hybrid-core computer to handle its genomic data analysis needs.

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – CLC Bio said this week that it is partnering with high-performance computing firm SciEngine to speed bioinformatics search algorithms in CLC Bio's software.

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The US Food and Drug Administration has new guidelines that enable some gene and cell therapies to undergo expedited review, according to the New York Times.

Using gene drives to control invasive species might be too risky, an initial advocate of the approach says.

In Science this week: intellectual property experts argue patent battles such as the one over CRISPR are wasteful, and more.

Researchers have grown tumors in 3D cell cultures to better understand cancer, the Economist reports.