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PRNewswire: MIICRO Acquires an 8-Node Linux Cluster to Further Develop Neuroinformatics Service

Sep 11, 2000, 22:41 (0 Talkback[s])

"MIICRO, Inc. has agreed to purchase a parallel computing cluster based on PowerPC microprocessors from Terra Soft Solutions, Inc., Loveland, CO. Parallel processing refers to the concept of speeding-up the execution of a software program by dividing the program into multiple fragments that can execute simultaneously across multiple computers."

"MIICRO will use this high-speed computing environment to advance the development of its neuroinformatics services, namely the rapid screening of central nervous system (CNS) compounds and the development of high-speed image analysis tools. "Our ability to rapidly analyze our CNS drug effect profiles in various ways, in conjunction with other analyses and other modalities, from a single point, will provide valuable new insights as well as better bio-measurement tools for CNS drug development," said Declan Cooper, Vice President of Technology for MIICRO."

"Terra Soft is the leading developer of Linux solutions for PowerPC microprocessors. The company recently announced the offering of "Lab Rack," which is based on eight iMac logic boards acting as one supercomputer. It is portable, and has Terra Soft's Black Lab Linux operating system installed and configured for parallel software development."

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