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Exascale Challenges, Opportunities 
Bio-IT World | The limits to exascale lie mainly in power and memory issues, said George Michaels, director of life sciences programs at Intel. Speaking at the Genome Informatics Alliance event last week, Michaels laid out the roadblocks to exascale as Intel sees them. Read More 
Pathway Genomics Launches BRCA Tests 
Bio-IT World News Brief | Pathway Genomics wasted no time after the Supreme Court's ruling on drug patents yesterday. Yesterday the company announced that it would launch a comprehensive cancer panel next-gen sequencing panel including BRCA1 and BRCA2. Read More 
Dealing With the Big Leak 
Nature | A major leak of genomic data is inevitable, says Steven Brenner, in a column last week in Nature. What will the outcomes be?  Read More 
China's Tianhe-2 to Take Top Supercomputing Spot 
Computerworld | China's new supercomputer, the Tianhe-2, is poised to take the top spot on the next Top500 list. The system has 3.1 million cores, with Intel Xeon Ivy Bridge chips and Xeon Phi coprocessors, and can run at 54.9 petaflops. Read More 
IBM Begins Restructuring Layoffs 
Bloomberg | An IBM employee organization is reporting 1,300 layoffs with possibly more to come. The company announced a $1 billion restructuring last April, which probably means 6,000-8,000 layoffs. Read More 
Human Genes Not Patentable 
Wall Street Journal | The Supreme Court this morning ruled that human genes are not patentable. Read More