Inside HPC: HPC and AI for the Era of Genomics

2020 will be remembered for the outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus or COVID-19. While infection rates are growing exponentially, the race is on to find a treatment, vaccine, or cure.

Governments and private organizations are teaming together to understand the basic biology of the virus, its genetic code, to find what can stop it. Significant amounts of computing power are aimed at this problem, including using the most powerful high performance computing (HPC) systems in the world today.

Finding a cure or eliminating COVID-19 will not only benefit the worldwide population, but will also be the foundation for tackling the next pandemic, which some scientists say will happen in the not too distant future.

IT departments that can provide remote access to the latest systems can accelerate new discoveries. Researchers can focus on their scientific research without having to delve into IT issues.

A well-designed and well-tuned architecture can contribute to easy end-user access to HPC resources, as well as make maintenance and support easier for the IT organization.

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