The Buffalo Neuroimaging Analysis Center (BNAC) has 24 workstations, all of which include a minimum of 1 GB RAM and a Pentium IV processor (standard BNAC workstation is 2 GB RAM with a dual-core P4 processor). All systems run RedHat Enterprise Linux and include extensive BNAC-developed software to interface with database systems and facilitate efficient work flows.

All systems are also equipped with dual digital monitors to provide more accurate and efficient analyses by allowing operators to visually compare scans taken at different time points or in different modalities.

processor.jpgIn addition, the BNAC maintains a parallel-computing cluster of14 dual-core Sun Fire systems dedicated for processor-intensive MRI analysis (i.e., SIENA).storage.jpg

Finally, the BNAC also maintains a central storage server with 11 terabytes of space and a high-bandwidth network connection. This allows all BNAC staff to work directly from the same data store in real time, ensuring complete data consistency and facilitating collaborative work.