ICC Helps eHealth Nigeria Deploy IT Infrastructure for Healthcare

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International Computer Concepts, with partner AMD, has helped non-governmental organization eHealth Nigeria deploy infrastructure to improve their healthcare system. eHealth Nigeria is a non-governmental organization (NGO) dedicated to improving health care in developing countries through strengthening health care workers and the systems that support them. They work with Ministries of Health, local governmental organizations, and […]

HPC and the life sciences

This week, a team from our company visited a large laboratory located in the Chicago area. IT representatives there told us how a major focus for them has been migrating their computing resources from a model of individual workgroups using separate clusters to a shared private cloud that all research teams in the facility can […]

GPUs in the news: medical imaging

Next time you feel like bemoaning the state of today’s big thumbed, small minded, video-game generation, think about the social benefit all those gaming man-hours are contributing to medical research. A team from UC San Diego created an algorithm for CT scan image reconstruction using an NVIDIA GPU, discovering, in the process, the superior effectiveness […]

HPC helps combat malaria

Scientific American reports (accessed via HPCwire) that a project partly funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will use supercomputing to help stop the spread of malaria, which kills about a million people a year. The team tasked with working on the malaria project is sharing a 1,104-core HPC (high-performance computing) supercomputer with a […]

Healthcare industry slow to adopt “green IT”

Greenbiz.com reports that a new survey published by BridgeHead Software suggests that the healthcare industry is relatively slow in adopting green IT practices. According to the global survey, only about 25% of respondents said that their organizations have targets for reducing their carbon footprint. It is understandable that the healthcare industry gets less heat for […]