A Cox Business light-speed computer connection coupled with advanced, military-grade technology now provides Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) with a super-fast computer link among life-sciences facilities.

This enhanced capability moves data 100 times faster between TGen and Saguaro 2, Arizona State University’s (ASU) supercomputer, accelerating TGen’s molecular research into diseases such as Alzheimer’s, diabetes and many types of cancer. The transfer and processing of data sets containing trillions of bits of DNA information that once took more than a week will now be done in just a few hours.

“The field of biomedical research presents one of the greatest opportunities in transferring massive amounts of data from point to point," said Hyman Sukiennik, vice president, Cox Business Arizona, in a statement. "Our Cox LightWave service accomplishes this quickly, and with 100 percent security, over our wholly-owned network. It’s ideal for enterprises like TGEN, ASU and datacenters that transmit and receive information in terabytes.”

Dr. David Southwell, CTO of Obsidian Strategics, said in a statement, “Cox Business’ LightWave Service, enhanced with a new technology designed for mission-critical military applications by Obsidian, achieves near perfect utilization of a 10Gb Ethernet connection by saturating the wavelength with a sustained flow of data, essentially filling the pipe, while at the same time encrypting the flow of information to ensure patient privacy.”

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