COMPANY: University of Washington Department of Biology
PSSC LABS PROVIDES COMPUTING PLATFORM FOR UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY USED IN IMAGE ANALYSIS OF 3D RECONSTRUCTION AND VISUALIZATION
'One of the reasons for obtaining the setup from PSSC Labs was to have well tested and working components out of the box.'
The Department of Biology is the hub for the basic biological sciences at the University of Washington. The department's mission is leading biology research and teaching at the regional, national, and international levels.
The Department of Biology researchers examine a wide array of biological sub-disciplines spanning from molecules to ecosystems. Basic research findings expand knowledge of the natural world and can have broad impacts in fields such as conservation, technology, and human health.
Department of Biology faculty develop collaborative networks both within and outside the Department as they conduct research. These collaborative efforts foster the sharing of ideas, techniques, and technologies, thereby greatly increasing research potential and productivity.
University of Washington researchers require image analysis, 3D reconstruction and visualization of multidimensional dataset mainly from confocal microscopy of biological specimens. The University requires an in-house computing resource because they need to examine the 3D visualization in real time. Only a dedicated system can provide the necessary computing requirements.
After evaluating several different platforms, the University selected PSSC Labs PowerServe Duo 2400. By working with PSSC Labs, researchers are able to receive the most turn-key computing solution possible allowing them to focus on their work and not a bunch of computers. PSSC Labs includes the industry's most responsive and knowledge support provided. On the few occasions when the University required assistance, PSSC Labs Support Engineers have promptly responded with effective technical solutions.
According to University of Washington researchers the PSSC Labs system has been working as expected and has saved precious time and resources. The ability to work with a computer manufacturer that thoroughly tests the equipment and offers a high level of technical support is priceless. PSSC Labs understands their end users are simply looking for a tool to complete their research tasks.