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UAB to unveil fastest supercomputer in AL on Thursday

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BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -

A new addition at the University of Alabama at Birmingham could change and save lives.

The fastest supercomputer in Alabama will give students and faculty the chance to do more thorough research.

The high-performance computing cluster will be able to fix and figure out problems concerning genomics, personalized medicine, mapping of the brain and cyber security.

"This is really groundbreaking stuff. Part of this is, you have got to get the right tools for the modern researcher. It creates a competitive advantage for those researchers to figure these things out and change the lives of thousands, if not millions of people," said Curt Carver, UAB’s vice president chief Information Officer.

Researchers will take part in a ribbon cutting ceremony for the supercomputer Thursday at UAB.

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