Dell EMC Powers AI to Understand Disease Outbreaks at Simon Fraser University

In April 2017, Simon Fraser University launched Canada’s most powerful academic supercomputer, the HPC system, named “Cedar,” after British Columbia’s official tree. The system, which debuted at number 86 on the TOP500 list of the world’s most powerful supercomputers, enables thousands of researchers across Canada to run a wide variety of scientific workloads, including those related to AI, machine learning, deep learning, personalized medicine and green energy technology.

SFU bioinformatics and genomics professor Fiona Brinkman, who leads the university’s Integrated Rapid Infectious Disease Analysis Project, uses the sophisticated and secure compute power of an HPC system from Dell EMC to understand disease outbreaks.

Here’s a video that shows more on HPC:

With the ability to churn through billions of data points in real time, HPC systems provide the power for machine learning and deep learning algorithms to identify trends and patterns in data that might otherwise be all but impossible to detect.

You can learn more about SFU’s work powered by Dell in this case study as well as hear from those who operate Simon Fraser University’s super computer, Cedar, here.

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