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

210 TFLOPS," said Ales Bartunek , Country General Manager, IBM Poland and Baltics. "We are confident that the POWER based Blue Gene/Q has the potential to save years of research and help scientists take healthcare in Poland to the next level."

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The IBM Blue Gene/Q system, based on POWER architecture, currently ranks N 143 on the Top500.org list and N 9 on the Green500.org. It runs at 209.7 trillion operations per second (TFLOPS). Its ability to process Big Data is instrumental for the faster isolation and analysis of genes and proteins, responsible for the most common chronic lifestyle diseases. It can also be used to simulate new drug development. The supercomputing's drug modeling, integrates mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology with advanced, high performance computing and engineering and has the potential to significantly reduce a new drug's time to market by developing new procedures of drug design.

Blue Gene/Q (BG/Q) is the next evolutionary waypoint on IBM's HPC leadership roadmap to ultra-scalability and ultra-reliability in a power-efficient, space-saving platform for the most demanding grand challenge computational science applications. It is the next logical step towards developing technologies and architectures for exascale capable computing systems.

Reliability is one of the most critical issues facing ultrascale computing.  As the number of processing elements continues to grow, those elements must show a comparable increase in reliability in order to deliver a productive and useful platform.  As with the previous generations of Blue Gene, the reliability of a machine at this scale will be unparalleled.

The BG/Q design continues the remarkable legacy of its previous two Blue Gene generations providing unmatched power efficiency. The Nostromo supercomputer is by far the most energy efficient supercomputer in Poland'/>"/>

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