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Press Release 13-051

NSF-funded Superhero Supercomputer Helps Battle Autism

'Gordon,' a supercomputer with unique flash memory, helps identify gene-related paths to treating mental disorders

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Photo of flash memory inside the supercomputer Gordon

Gordon, a completely new kind of supercomputer that uses massive amounts of flash memory, helps researchers study transcription factors that can be targeted for treatment of mental disorders.

Credit: UC San Diego Publications/Erik Jepsen

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The Gordon supercomputer at the San Diego Supercomputer Center helps with projects that range from storm predictions to stock market data on Wall Street.

Credit: SDSC