RPA stands for robotic process automation, the purpose of which is to automate tasks. These are typically manual or repetitive processes carried out on a day-to-day basis. RPA has become very popular in recent years, as businesses look to use it to streamline and improve the processing of information. It helps free up staff to do higher value tasks.
While specialist end users typically have workflows for genomic sequencing, frequently they don't know how to relate it to processors or the amount of storage that they need. Michael McManus, director of precision medicine at Intel, has been an end user himself, and brings to the table the ability to translate what end users need in terms of compute storage capability to the actual system. Dell technologies has taken Intel’s methodology and used it to create a modular and really scalable approach.