Hormel Institute to use Blue Gene for cancer research

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IBM announced today that The Hormel Institute, a medical research unit of the University of Minnesota, is getting a one rack Blue Gene/L that should clock in around 5.6 TFLOPS.

The Institute’s acquisition of a Blue Gene supercomputer is part of a multi-year expansion for the facility. The expansion and the new computer will allow the Institute — recognized worldwide for its leading-edge cancer research — to triple the amount of projects it undertakes.