Giga-Speed Bioinformatics Network to Power Canadian Genomic Research
Canada is implementing a national geonomics initiative aided by the parallel development of the fastest bioinformatics network in the world-CA*net 3. Genome Canada is expected to add over $1.5 billion to the Canadian economy within five years. Nearly one quarter of all disease-related genes have been discovered in Canada, or by Canadians.
Genomics researchers in Canada now have access to the Canadian Bioinformatics Resource (CBR Halifax, Nova Scotia), the world’s first gagabyte network for genomics. It utilizes the national high-speed CA*net 2 and CA*net 3 networks, and comprises over 60 high-performance servers and workstations at six National Research Council of Canada centers nationwide, and the Rockefeller University in New York.