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Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center Provides Direct Link from Galaxy to the XSEDE Backbone
May 29, 2012
Massive amounts of data associated with the study of gene sequences in the DNA of organisms, created by Penn State's bioinformatics program, now have a direct, high-speed link to the world's most powerful data-processing resources network, the backbone of the National Science Foundation's Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment program. The link was put into place by a high-performance Internet hub operated and managed by the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center, 3ROX.
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