Blue Gene triples power at UAB

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The University of Alabama announced yesterday that they’ve turned on a new Blue Gene/L. At 5.6 TFLOPS the new computer triples the computational resources previously available to university researchers. From HPCwire

“Blue Gene will help our researchers make breakthrough simulations of biological processes such as blood flow in arteries and capillaries around tumors,” said Dr. Richard Marchase, vice president for research and economic development at UAB. “A computing facility anchored by Blue Gene will also give the university an advantage in recruiting top faculty and researchers. It also builds a foundation for a world-class computational biology center at the university.”