New approaches for the prevention and therapy of Alzheimer's disease could result from the analysis of genetic data. But their evaluation requires enormous computing power. Against this background, the DZNE and the IT company Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) are investigating the potential of "memory-driven computing". At Cebit, the Federal Minister of Education and Research talked to Prof. Joachim Schultze, genome researcher at the DZNE, about the project.
Memory-Driven Computing is based on computers of innovative architecture - developed by HPE as part of its "The Machine" research program: Unlike conventional computers, the focus is not on the processor, but on memory. The DZNE is the first institute worldwide to use this technology in biomedical research.