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Primeur weekly 2012-04-02

The Cloud

Bull LiberTP brings legacy applications into the age of Cloud computing ...

ClearDATA secures funding from Norwest Venture Partners for health care Cloud computing ...

Qoncert selects IntelePeer SIP Trunking services to connect Cisco Unified Communications systems for business customers ...

Intertrust and HTC announce strategic technology partnership ...

Oracle buys ClearTrial ...

Peach Aviation selects Oracle's Cloud-based Oracle Fusion Human Capital Management ...

EuroFlash

Projectiondesign adds another dimension to Laval Virtual 2012 ...

Masergy uses ADVA FSP 150 to deliver intelligent Ethernet services to global enterprise customers ...

Regional supercomputing centre set to revolutionise research ...

NVIDIA GPUs power top two Russian supercomputers; also selected to boost nation's space programmes ...

BGI signs MoU with TTI GG, NLeSC and NBIC for taming flood of genomic data ...

Video reveals wave character of particles ...

USFlash

SDSC graduate student awarded NVIDIA Graduate Fellowship ...

Bokhari tests performance of diverse HPC architectures ...

BGI launches Joint Bioinformatics & Computing Lab with National Supercomputing Center in China ...

University of Wyoming creating advanced campus computing site to access NCAR supercomputing centre ...

Rice University and IBM partner to bring first Blue Gene supercomputer to Texas ...

Oracle delivers world record x86 performance on industry standard Java middleware and transactional database benchmarks ...

Rutgers teams with IBM to build powerful high-performance computing centre in New Jersey ...

How quantum physics could make The Matrix more efficient ...

Supermicro new generation X9 embedded building block solutions deliver 11x PCI-E slots and higher performance with lower power consumption ...

Supercomputing the difference between matter and antimatter ...

Latest VME single board computer from Emerson Network Power uses Freescale P5020 QorIQ processor to boost commercial and rugged applications ...

HP helps U.S. storage partners expand revenue opportunities, profitability with 100 percent channel initiatives ...

CCC Information Services Inc. leverages Oracle Fusion Middleware to help optimize efficiency, increase scalability and support performance levels of its claims management platform ...

BGI launches Joint Bioinformatics & Computing Lab with National Supercomputing Center in China

25 Mar 2012 Tianjin - BGI, a large genomics organisation, has launched a joint bioinformatics & computing laboratory with National Supercomputing Center in Tianjin (NSCC-TJ) to promote the interdisciplinary co-operation in the fields of supercomputing and biological science as well as to boost the rapid development of OMICS-related industries.

The new laboratory, called Tianhe-BGI Bioinformatics and Computing Joint Laboratory, is located in Binhai New Area of Tianjin, China. "Tianhe" denotes "Tianhe-1A", the second fastest supercomputer in the world achieving the speed of 2.57 petaflops/s, currently installed at NSCC-TJ. Based on the powerful computing capacity of NSCC-TJ and the profound experience of multi-omics research at BGI, this partnership will help to enhance the applications of Tianhe-1A and address many scientific challenges in life science.

Researchers from the two organisations will conduct an initial project on optimizing the pipeline of bioinformatics analysis and devote to developing much stronger bioinformatics tools and algorithm for quickly handling various biological questions that need massive calculation and analysis based on high-performance computing to dig out the inherents of life science from the flood of genomic data.

"In the next step, we will establish a comprehensive bioinformatics & computing platform based on Tianhe-1A. It will focus on the research and development of the high-performance software with higher efficiency, including standard analysis software, the analytical pipeline and tools for enormous data, among others", stated Guangming Liu, Director of CSCC-TJ. "We hope this new laboratory could greatly promote the applications of genomic technologies in agriculture, drug discovery and human health in Binhai New Area, and make more contributions to the society."

Professor Jian Wang, President of BGI, stated: "In the past, it took a year to conduct a project on the genomics association study of 500 human samples, but now with 'Tianhe', 3 hours is enough. We believe this will broaden the applications of Tianhe-1A in life science and greatly accelerate the development of frontier of science and technology."

In last September, BGI-Tianjin was founded in Tianjin Airport Economic Zone with the aim to build a genomics research centre and production base in North China for supporting the fields of public health care, medical treatment, bio-energy development, agricultural breeding and bio-resource conservation, among others.

Source: BGI

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2012-04-02

The Cloud

Bull LiberTP brings legacy applications into the age of Cloud computing ...

ClearDATA secures funding from Norwest Venture Partners for health care Cloud computing ...

Qoncert selects IntelePeer SIP Trunking services to connect Cisco Unified Communications systems for business customers ...

Intertrust and HTC announce strategic technology partnership ...

Oracle buys ClearTrial ...

Peach Aviation selects Oracle's Cloud-based Oracle Fusion Human Capital Management ...

EuroFlash

Projectiondesign adds another dimension to Laval Virtual 2012 ...

Masergy uses ADVA FSP 150 to deliver intelligent Ethernet services to global enterprise customers ...

Regional supercomputing centre set to revolutionise research ...

NVIDIA GPUs power top two Russian supercomputers; also selected to boost nation's space programmes ...

BGI signs MoU with TTI GG, NLeSC and NBIC for taming flood of genomic data ...

Video reveals wave character of particles ...

USFlash

SDSC graduate student awarded NVIDIA Graduate Fellowship ...

Bokhari tests performance of diverse HPC architectures ...

BGI launches Joint Bioinformatics & Computing Lab with National Supercomputing Center in China ...

University of Wyoming creating advanced campus computing site to access NCAR supercomputing centre ...

Rice University and IBM partner to bring first Blue Gene supercomputer to Texas ...

Oracle delivers world record x86 performance on industry standard Java middleware and transactional database benchmarks ...

Rutgers teams with IBM to build powerful high-performance computing centre in New Jersey ...

How quantum physics could make The Matrix more efficient ...

Supermicro new generation X9 embedded building block solutions deliver 11x PCI-E slots and higher performance with lower power consumption ...

Supercomputing the difference between matter and antimatter ...

Latest VME single board computer from Emerson Network Power uses Freescale P5020 QorIQ processor to boost commercial and rugged applications ...

HP helps U.S. storage partners expand revenue opportunities, profitability with 100 percent channel initiatives ...

CCC Information Services Inc. leverages Oracle Fusion Middleware to help optimize efficiency, increase scalability and support performance levels of its claims management platform ...