NASA Ames Research Center Features HPC Consortium Award to COV-IRT Co-Lead

Afshin Beheshti, Co-Lead of COV-IRT, featured in NASA Ames Research Center news.


“The COVID-19 High Performance Computing (HPC) Consortium brings together the Federal government, industry, and academic leaders to provide access to the world’s most powerful high-performance computing resources in support of COVID-19 research. Fighting COVID-19 will require extensive research in areas like bioinformatics, epidemiology, and molecular modeling to understanding the threat and to develop strategies to address it. There are 33 active projects and 34 consortium members – 2 projects are being led by Space Biosciences Research branch scientists, using the resources at NASA Ames Research Center. One project, led by Dr. Afshin Beheshti, is titled COVID-19: RNA-seq analysis to identify potential biomarkers indicative of disease severity. Another project led by Dr. Viktor Stolc, is titled Whole genome analysis using the NASA Ames supercomputer to define risk groups for severe pulmonary disease associated with COVID-19 and other illnesses. Both projects will utilize the supercomputer at NASA Ames Research Center to run analyses and…”

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