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Computing Cures to the Cloud and Back

Warch hybrid computing in action at Virginia Tech.

Warch hybrid computing in action at Virginia Tech.

At Virginai Tech, Wu Feng, professor of Computer Science, taps into the power of distributed computing to allow the university’s researchers to move seemlessly from its local Dell EMC® high-performance computing cluster to the Microsoft cloud and back.

This hybrid approach helps researchers make discoveries more quickly as they analyze genomes to find mutations that could lead to cancer.

Feng joined Virginia Tech in 2006 after spending seven years at Los Alamos National Laboratory, operated by the University of California. He leads the Synergy Lab at Virginia Tech, short for the Systems, Networking & Renaissance Grokking Laboratory.

“The bottom line to researchers is they can run ‘what-if’ scenarios more quickly, they can get answers more quickly, and they can make insights, innovations and discoveries more quickly,” says Feng of the Dell EMC and Microsoft solution.

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