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Western Digital Helps University of Hawaiʻi Cancer Center Leverage the Power of Data and AI to Combat Breast Cancer

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Feb 17, 2021

Leading provider of essential data storage infrastructure, Western Digital, announced today that it has partnered with the University of Hawaiʻi Cancer Center to provide the storage foundation needed to scale and store critical research data focused on improving the accuracy of cancer detection from mammography scans. The University of Hawaiʻi Cancer Center’s AI Precision Health Institute (AI-PHI) has deployed Western Digital’s Ultrastar Data60 Hybrid Storage Platform filled with 720TB of Ultrastar hard disk drives (HDDs). The organization is leveraging this data to run artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and deep learning to assess human health and predict the risk of disease to help relieve the increasing prevalence of cancer in the Pacific region.

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