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ICM's New Blue Gene Supercomputer Supports The Largest Biomedical Research Initiative In Poland
Date:4/4/2013

WARSAW, Poland, April 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) Blue Gene/Q, the most powerful single architecture supercomputer in Poland, has been chosen by The Interdisciplinary Centre for Mathematical and Computational Modeling, University of Warsaw (ICM) of Poland to support the country's largest biomedical and biotechnological research initiative called, "Centre for Pre-clinical Research and Technology (CePT)."  More than 500 life sciences and biomedical researchers, physicians and students, from a consortium led by The Medical University of Warsaw (WUM) and consisting of three universities and seven research centers of the Polish Academy of Sciences, will use the supercomputer and its supporting e-infrastructure to gain further insight into chronic diseases.

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"CePT, a EUR 100 million project, aims to support Poland's transition towards more preventive and patient-centric healthcare," said Dr. Robert Sot , Director of CePT, Warsaw University.  "The project will allow the medical community to provide a more holistic approach and open collaboration for the development of innovative treatments and drugs that will improve patients' quality of life over the long term."

Estimations show that over one-fourth of Poland's aging population has developed at least one or, very often, more chronic diseases such as: cancer, diabetes, heart disease, respiratory conditions, stroke, and neurological disorders. Early de
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