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Title: Supercomputers Join the Fight against Cancer – U.S. Department of Energy

Abstract

The Department of Energy has some of the best supercomputers in the world. Now, they’re joining the fight against cancer. Learn about our new partnership with the National Cancer Institute and GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals.

Publication Date:
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1328864
Resource Type:
Multimedia
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
59 BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES; 60 APPLIED LIFE SCIENCES; CANCER; CANCER RESEARCH; SUPERCOMPUTERS

Citation Formats

None. Supercomputers Join the Fight against Cancer – U.S. Department of Energy. United States: N. p., 2016. Web.
None. Supercomputers Join the Fight against Cancer – U.S. Department of Energy. United States.
None. Wed . "Supercomputers Join the Fight against Cancer – U.S. Department of Energy". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1328864.
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