Complexity and High-End Computing in Biology and Medicine

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Abstract

Biomedical systems involve a large number of entities and intricate interactions between these. Their direct analysis is, therefore, difficult, and it is often necessary to rely on computational models. These models require significant resources and parallel computing solutions. These approaches are particularly suited, given parallel aspects in the nature of biomedical systems. Model hybridisation also permits the integration and simultaneous study of multiple aspects and scales of these systems, thus providing an efficient platform for multidisciplinary research.

Keywords

High-performance computing Computational biology and medicine  Complexity 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for Scientific Computing & Complex Systems ModellingDublin City UniversityGlasnevin, Dublin 9Ireland

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