Virginia Tech Case Study

Persistent helps Virginia Tech accelerate predictive simulation

How the Biocomplexity Institute of Virginia Tech Fights Ebola and Zika with High-Performance Analytics

The Biocomplexity Institute of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (BI-VT) helps U.S. government agencies and non-governmental organizations to predict, prepare for, and prevent the spread of infectious diseases. With help from Persistent Systems (Persistent), BI-VT has dramatically increased the speed, scalability and accuracy of its analytical modeling and simulation environment while extending access to non-technical users. The results were so impressive – and so important to the health and security of the U.S. – that a panel of five judges unanimously awarded BI-VT Constellation’s 2016 SuperNova Award in the Data to Decisions category.

It was an important time for us because until then, we only used simulations and models for planning exercise. We saw the need for real-time tools so we could give agencies some sense of what might have to be done as a disease spreads

– Prof. Madhav Marathe
Director of the Network Dynamics and
Simulation Science Laboratory (NDSSL)
The Biocomplexity Institute of Virginia Tech

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