Mercoledì, 24 Ottobre 2018

Big bank computers add turbo power to cancer research


Milan, May 8 - Cancer researchers in Milan
launched a landmark collaboration with Italy's largest banks on
Wednesday that harnesses the banks' supercomputing muscle to
accelerate data analysis for DNA-sequencing.
A new cloud computing platform called Cloud4Care enables
cancer researchers at the Mario Negri Institute in Milan to
access the supercomputing infrastructure of Intesa Sanpaolo and
Unicredit banks as well as financial technology giant SIA, to
execute heavy data-crunching through secure channels from
Internet browsers.
The new system allows cancer researchers to draw on a
system whose processing power is 400 times more powerful than
their own.
During the initial testing-phase, Mario Negri researchers
found the new system reduced processing-time for a four gigabyte
operation from two hours to 10 minutes, and increased the
precision of results by 100 times.

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