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Hardware for Biomedical Image Repository arrives!

The computer hardware for the HIRO's Shared Instrument Grant has finally arrived and its installation is nearly complete! The HIRO received this grant (detailed earlier here) to build an archiving system for research image data. This "research PACS" has been officially dubbed the Biomedical Image Repository (BMIR), and will provide the University's biomedical research community with a centralized system for searching, storing, organizing and sharing all types of research imaging data as well as all of the associated descriptive data.The new hardware, consisting primarily of an Isilon storage array and Dell high-performance Blade servers, is housed and maintained by IT Services and the Center for Research Informatics in their HIPAA-compliant data center on campus. The HIRO is now in the early phases of designing and implementing the software that will control the archive, store and organize the images, and allow users to interact with it. We will provide more updates as development continues. In the meantime, below are some pictures of the recently installed hardware!

BMIR data center aisleBMIR Isilon storage arrayBMIR Blade enclosure

News item posted on 2013-03-16 14:45:00 -0500.