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  About Intel® PCCSB

The Intel® Parallel Computing Center for Structural Biology (Intel® PCCSB) is an innovation-oriented research center hosted at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) and Harvard Medical School (HMS). The Intel® PCCSB is funded and established through generous gift grants from Intel® Corporation. The core mission of Intel® PCCSB research is to implement innovative machine learning algorithms and modern software technology to enable advances in cryo-electron microscopy and structural biology. The Intel® PCCSB unites scientists and engineers from academia and industry, promotes interdisciplinary research across life sciences, physical and computer sciences, innovates atomic-level imaging with cutting-edge software-hardware engineering, expands fundamental discovery into translational applications, and explores the future fusion between structural biology, systems biology and computer engineering. The Intel® PCCSB research programs are strongly supported by dedicated infrastructure developments and core facilities in the Harvard community, such as the automated cryo-electron microscope FEI Tecnai Arctica at the Harvard Center for Nanoscale Systems (CNS) and the Sullivan supercomputer at the Intel® PCCSB that is powered by the advanced Intel® Many Integrated Core architecture. Building on major developments in cryo-electron microscopy and computer technology, the research programs at the Intel® PCCSB are expected to expand the horizon of quantitative approaches that will transform life sciences and molecular medicine.