Analysing Canada’s cloud to help cure cancer

Is there anything cloud can’t do? Canada is investing in a cloud biotech infrastructure that could potentially help solve one of the worst problems of humankind: cancer.
Sources say that the Canadian government has invested over $6.7m USD into infrastructure that is designed to analyse genetic data that could bring us closer to a cure. The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council first began working on this project and other organisations such as Genome Canada, the Canada Foundation for Innovation and the Canadian Institutes for Health Research have also signed on to help.
The official name of the project will be the Cancer Genome Collaboratory. This cloud computing facility will analyze data from over 500 patients that have specific types of cancer. Researchers believe that the Cancer Genome Collaboratory will help advance our knowledge and give doctors the tools and analytics they need in order to provide treatments …