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THIS WEEK IN THE NEWS
  

IBM's Billion Dollar Flash Investment  

eWeek | Last week IBM announced a $1 billion investment in flash-based storage for servers, storage systems,
and middleware. Big Blue also announced a line of products called FlashSystem and 12 new Centers of Competency
around flash storage. Read more 

US Government Not Targeting Exascale Computing 

HPC Wire | The federal R&D budget numbers did not save room for exascale computing. Many had expected the
 exascale goal to be quietly shelved in light of the sequester, but there were some compute budget gains. Read More 

Thermo Fisher Buys Life Tech for $13.6 Billion 

Forbes | Thermo Fisher Scientific agreed this morning to buy Life Technologies in a $13.6 billion deal or $76/share. It's
 the largest acquisition ever for Thermo Fisher. Read More 

April 11: News and Notes from the Expo Floor 

Bio-IT World | The 2013 Bio-IT World Conference & Expo closed yesterday--an energetic three days as members from
 the life sciences and biotech industries convened in Boston. With over 125 exhibitors and 12 tracks, the event is fully-
packed. Here are some highlights from a very busy Expo floor. Read More 

Obama’s BRAIN Waves 

Bio-IT World | Guest Commentary | Some three decades ago, a distinguished physiologist suggested that we needed new
technologies to record many neurons in parallel. It did not take much imagination to realize that what would be illuminatory
with many neurons would be revelatory for the whole brain. This month, President Obama announced the BRAIN (Brain
Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies) Initiative, and proponents of the idea hope it will be just that.
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2013 Bio-IT World Best of Show Winners Named 

Bio-IT World  | The Bio-IT World Best of Show Awards were announced tonight at the 2013 Bio-IT World Conference and Expo
in Boston. New products were recognized from ePharmaSolutions, Bright Computing, Seven Bridges Genomics, and Biofortis.
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2013 Best Practices Awards Winners Named 

Bio-IT World | Bio-IT World announced the winners of its ninth Best Practices Awards competition this morning in a plenary
session at the 2013 Bio-IT World Conference & Expo in Boston. Grand prize winners were named in four life sciences categories
highlighting best practices in genomics, cloud computing, big data in disease research, and big pharma data management. In
addition, a Judges’ Prize and Editors’ Choice Award were given. Read More