The intersection of science, medicine, and computational technology holds unsurpassed promise and importance in the 21st century. At that juncture, the Health Sciences Center for Computational Innovation (HSCCI) facilitates access to high-performance computational resources for biomedical research.
Home to IBM’s latest supercomputer, the BlueGene/Q, and a new Linux cluster, BlueHive 2, HSCCI is one of the five most powerful university-based supercomputing sites in the nation. Construction of a state-of-the-art visualization lab was completed in June 2014. The combination of cutting-edge equipment and expert staff allows University researchers to focus on solving health care’s most complex problems.
HSCCI is the result of a partnership between the University of Rochester, IBM, and New York State. The University seeks to develop the center further through corporate partnerships, institutional support, federal research grants, and New York State programs.
The Center for Governmental Research estimates that HSCCI could create 900 jobs in the Rochester area and generate $205 million in new research funding over the next 10 years, ultimately bringing $50 million in economic benefits to the region.