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The University of Florida speeds up memory intensive gene research with Dell HPC solution

May 23, 2011 |

The whirlwind speed of progress in the computer industry happens at an exponential rate that can be predicted. According to Moore’s Law, the processing speed, memory capacity and even the number of pixels in digital cameras doubles every two years. But there is a branch of technology that’s evolving even faster: gene sequencing, the ordering of nucleotides that make up a strand of DNA in an organism. Gene sequencing is the basis of the whole group of life sciences that study the genetic makeup of humans and other organisms in order to extend life.