Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Cancer center builds Texas-sized cloud

As researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center work at "making cancer history," they're doing so with the help of compute power and storage capacity from a private cloud.

But this is no ordinary cloud.

After all, when you're researching something as complex as the human genome you tend to think big, and MD Anderson's cloud reflects that type of ambition and scale. We're talking 8,000 processors and a half-dozen shared "large memory machines" with hundreds of terabytes of data storage attached, says Lynn Vogel, vice president and CIO of MD Anderson, in Houston.

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