400 TFLOPS down under

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From BioTechNews.com today comes news of a 400 TFLOPS super down under

Melbourne will be home to a $100 million, 400 teraflop supercomputer, expected to be the world’s largest supercomputer dedicated purely to the life sciences.

…Expressions of interest for the facility, to be called the Victorian Life Sciences Computation Initiative, will be released later this year, with major installations planned for 2009 and 2011.

What’s is all for?

[Victorian] Premier John Brumby said the supercomputer will focus on computational biology and will use large databases of genetic information, complex models of analysis of human systems and hundreds of teraflops of computing power.