Cryo-EM meet your other half
Cryo-electron microscopy can alter the course of entire industries. But not without supercomputing behind it.
Cryo-electron microscopy – or cryo-EM – is a new technology with vast, disruptive potential. Using a rapid-sample freezing technique, together with electron microscopes equipped with extremely high-resolution cameras, researchers can generate 3D models of molecules in near-atomic detail. And with this insight, users can determine the effectiveness of their discoveries — such as new drug treatments — more quickly than ever before.
But the technology’s potential will stay chained without high-performance compute and storage resources to unlock it. Cryo-EM microscopes produce so much data that it can quickly overwhelm storage and reconstruction systems, leaving discoveries bottlenecked and value wasted.