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Enterprise Linux Today: Linux NetworX Clusters to Power Genome Research at Lawrence Berkeley Lab

Dec 15, 2000, 15:32 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Wolley)

"Another university deploys a Linux cluster to obtain supercomputer computational power at a fraction of the price, with scalability that supercomputers don't offer."

"Linux NetworX, Inc., has announced that Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley Calif., has selected a Linux NetworX cluster computer system for its Drosophila Genome Project."

"Using the Linux NetworX cluster system with 40 processors, Berkeley Lab will be analyzing and sequencing the Drosophila (fruit fly) genome. The data resulting from these studies can be used for applications in human genome research, such as research into diseases and aging. The Drosophila's 15,000 genes are similar to a human's 100,000 genes and have been used extensively in the past as a model organism for genetic research."

"The massive amount of data computation inherent in genome research requires either large supercomputers or cluster systems. Cluster technology links multiple inexpensive PCs together to form a powerful, unified system that delivers the computational performance of supercomputers for a fraction of the cost."

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