MORRISVILLE – Lenovo, the world’s top producer of supercomputers as well as PCs, is teaming up with electronic chip giant Intel and a China-based life science company in an effort to speed up analysis of the coronavirus genome and thus find a means to “save more lives” by possibly accelerating vaccine development.
Scientists worldwide are searching for a vaccine to counter the virus, which is spreading worldwide.
“The epidemic of new coronavirus pneumonia affects the hearts of people across the country. Lenovo, as the world ’s leading HPC [high-performance comptuing] manufacturer, has been committed to providing computing support for life science research,” said Tong Fuyao, senior vice president of Lenovo Group and president of its Enterprise Technology Group.
“Big data analysis and health and life science experts from Intel and Lenovo will integrate our resources and expertise to help solve the serious challenges currently facing and advance the development of health and life sciences.”
Lenovo, which operates dual headquarters in Morrisville as well as in Beijing, bases most of its operations in China. But much of its supercompuer and high-performance computing work is coordinated and led from a research center in the Triangle. Lenovo has warned that the coronavirus is hurting its operations due to impact on workers at plants and production as well as its supply chain.