CIDR utilizes Isilon scale-out NAS for genotyping and statistical genetics services

Isilon® Systems (Nasdaq: ISLN) today announced that the Center for Inherited Disease Research (CIDR) at Johns Hopkins University is using Isilon scale-out NAS to power its leading-edge genotyping and statistical genetics services, which generate up to three terabytes of new data per day. By deploying Isilon IQ, CIDR has unified its entire genotyping workflow onto a single, high performance, highly scalable, shared pool of storage, accelerating data access and processing speeds to increase research productivity, while reducing storage management costs.

Using Isilon scale-out NAS, with its OneFS® operating system software, CIDR has unified its vast repositories of genetic information into a single, easy-to-use, efficient storage infrastructure that scales both capacity and performance in lock-step, eliminating the cost and complexity barriers of traditional storage architectures. With Isilon IQ, CIDR's genomic data is immediately and reliably accessible across workstations, locations and protocols, enabling CIDR's researchers to store and analyze information more quickly and with greater accuracy.

"Whether identifying the genetic markers for lung cancer or the precursors for type 2 diabetes, genotyping has already made a significant impact in modern medicine," said Sam Grocott, senior director of product management, Isilon Systems. "CIDR is leading by example with its integration of next-generation scale-out NAS and leading-edge genetic analysis to drive continued innovation and discovery in fighting life-threatening diseases."


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