At Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri, Chip Schweiss and his team lead the development and management of the IT infrastructure at the university’s Neuroinformatics Research Group (NRG).
The NRG is responsible for developing technologies that support neuroimaging and imaging informatics to help scientists better understand the living brain. The group also creates open-source software used around the world to study and treat various neurological conditions, including: Alzheimer’s disease, schizophrenia, depression, brain cancer, autism, and strokes.
Faced with growing storage requirements, both in capacity and speed of access, Schweiss and the NRG embarked on a project with SDS/Ceph experts Croit to deploy a new storage system powered by Intel technology. Increased transfer speeds, a reduction in operational costs and lower management overheads will see the abilities of the NRG increase. This will give the IT team more time to focus on other areas of the project.