Computational Power of Sun Compute Grid Helps Researchers Uncover New Ways to Treat Diseases
Source: Sun Microsystems
One of the largest academic medical centers in the United States and a leader in clinical research, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center has made advances in healthcare that have impacted hundreds of thousands of lives. The company challenge was to analyze vast amount of proteomic data from patient blood samples to minimize the amount of time required to crunch data and discover correlations among highly complex data sets. They wanted to maximize use of limited data center floor space; and minimize energy costs. A Sun Grid Rack System for High Performance Computing, comprised of 400 Sun Fire X2100 servers, was integrated by the Sun Customer Ready Systems program.