The Energy Department and National Cancer Institute will continue to work togetherÂ to plan the utilization of large-scale computing inÂ cancer research and clinical treatment.
Warren Kibbe, director of the NCI Center for Biomedical Informatics and Information Technology, wrote in an articleÂ published WednesdayÂ that NCI and DOE have partnered with DOE’sÂ Exascale Computing Initiative and theÂ National Strategic Computing Initiative in the collaboration.
The team seeks to utilize exascale supercomputers, which process data in exaflops, inÂ the identification of specific treatments for cancer patients.
“NCI and DOE leaders believe something with such massive power to interrogate and decipher big data could play an important role in cancer research,” Kibbe wrote.
HeÂ said the team will hold a pilot program to cover the areas of computational approaches to research, the impact of current therapies in real-world medical practice and large-scale computing to develop laboratory models of cancer.