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Saturday, August 14, 2010

TGen: New 10G pipe into NLR, Turbocharging Life Sciences Research

The Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) based in Phoenix, Arizona and connected to NLR via Arizona State University, announced on Friday a new, dedicated 10-Gigabit Ethernet link to Saguaro 2, Arizona State University’s supercomputer on its main campus in Tempe.

The transfer and processing of data sets containing trillions of bits of DNA information that once took more than a week will now be done in just a few hours, accelerating TGen’s molecular research into diseases such as Alzheimer’s, diabetes and many types of cancer.