"We were very impressed by Lenovo’s HPC offering, particularly their HPC storage solutions. Our research is extremely data-intensive, so storage performance directly determines the operating efficiency of the entire HPC system.”

Liu Hao, 

Faculty, National Key Laboratory of Crop Genetic Improvement, Huazhong Agricultural University

Combining biotechnology with high-performance computing .

Huazhong Agricultural University (HZAU) is a national key university in Wuhan, China specializing in life sciences. It also has a strong focus on agriculture, science, engineering, literature, law, economics, and management. HZAU was founded in 1952 as part of the Ministry of Education’s “Project 211” program to enhance higher education standards across the country. In 2020, HZAU had 26,000 undergraduate and graduate students, and more than 2,600 faculty members.

HZAU is home to six national laboratories, including the National Key Laboratory of Crop Genetic Improvement (NKLCGI), which is a major center for teaching and research in plant genetics, crop breeding, and bioengineering. It is recognized both nationally and internationally as a leader in this space. NKLCGI has been rated an excellent national key laboratory for five consecutive years – the only agricultural research laboratory to receive this honor.

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