The Genome Center recently received word that its grant proposal for a data center was approved (St. Louis Business Journal). The $14.3 million grant is funded by National Center for Research Resources and the money comes from ARRA. The grant, along with about $8 million dollars from Washington University, will allow us to essentially duplicate our current data center capacity. We took possession of our current data center in May 2008 and it is already 80-90% full, so this new data center will greatly help us to keep pace with all of the exciting, new projects we are undertaking.