Billionaire doctor Patrick Soon-Shiong plans to install a supercomputer at the Phoenix Childrens Hospital that will help doctors fully sequence and analyze patient genomes in seven days, and help build a database of genetic information that could help treat childhood disease.
The University of Florida has implemented the next-gen computing architecture of Internet2, the consortium of universities and research institutions. The Innovation Platform should bring superfast connections and software-defined networking (SDN) to campuses across the country.
In the world of science, cloud computing provides an ideal platform for crowdsourcing scientific problems across the whole world of researchers, giving them access to data sets and the computing resources to analyze them. If big data is any indicator, scientific crowdsourcing should catch on.
We often ascribe life-changing powers to high-speed Internet connections in our personal lives, but can they cure cancer? The Chan Soon-Shiong Institute for Advanced Health thinks so, and it’s investing hundreds of millions of dollars in a nationally distributed computing system to make it happen.