Under the agreement, OSC provides The Research Institute with production-level storage, computation and software for running simulations on the Center's sophisticated systems. In 2009, the Center deployed a $4 million expansion to its flagship IBM Glenn system dedicated to Ohio's bioscience communities, such as those found at Nationwide Children's Hospital. OSC also recently added storage upgrades as part of its plan to develop a statewide computational infrastructure for genomics data analysis.
"We are working with research hospitals and university medical centers to push forward a plan to synthesize computation and storage that allows medical researchers to focus on the science and expedite results, while realizing cost savings," said Ashok Krishnamurthy, senior director of research at the Ohio Supercomputer Center. "OSC's comprehensive collection of resources enables researchers to store, organize and visualization this data-intensive information."
Medical specialists at the hospital and/or collaborating institution can download the resulting data for local analysis by accessing a new, high-speed network The Research Institute had installed last year to connect directly to OSC. By harnessing The Research Institute's engineering technology and advanced computational and multiphysics analysis capabilities, specialists are able to explore, develop and apply alternative solutions without the delays and expense associated with traditional testing and evaluation.
Another activity between OSC and The Research Institute is focused on implementing a regional digital repository for the Children's Oncology Group (COG). This effort has already been partially funded by COG to place
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