LSU has collaborated with IBM to deploy a powerful supercomputer to advance big data research in Louisiana. The new computer has been named Delta, referencing both the Mississippi delta region and the use of the term in the sciences to mean “change.” Delta’s unique design brings a new way of conducting computational research to LSU. The supercomputer will be housed at the LSU Center for Computation & Technology, or CCT.
“LSU is a leader in biomedical research, which is an important economic driver for the state. Computational biology and bioinformatics have become linchpins for progress in biomedical and biotechnology research. Delta will enable quantitative analysis and interpretation of large biological genomics data generated at LSU,” said Gus Kousoulas, associate vice president for research and economic development.
“The new research capabilities offered by the IBM Delta supercomputer represent a tremendous opportunity for LSU researchers,” said LSU President F. King Alexander. “We look forward to continuing our collaboration, which benefits not only our university and IBM, but the entire state of Louisiana.”
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