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B. A 21st Century Science Server is Launched

Narrator: This is Science Today. Scientists and engineers at the University of California , San Diego have launched what may be the first science server of the 21 st Century. It's called Cyberinfrastructure for Advanced Marine Microbial Research and Analysis, or CAMERA for short.

Smarr: We're going live to the world with one of the largest genomic and metagenomic data sets ever released bringing us, for the first time, a picture of the enormous biodiversity, genetically, that exists in the world's oceans.

Narrator: Larry Smarr, director of the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology, or Calit2, where CAMERA resides, says this is the way cyberinfrastrucutre is going to develop for all fields of science.

Smarr: You essentially have this 512 processor, supercomputer, available to work on your data in your laboratory wherever you are in the world.

Narrator: For Science Today, I'm Larissa Branin.