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CNET News: Intel Gets Inside Life Sciences

Feb 27, 2003, 01:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John G. Spooner, Michael Kanellos)

[ Thanks to Matt for this link. ]

"Intel says its processors are behind efforts to find new breakthroughs in life sciences research and healthcare in a number of countries.

"The Santa Clara, Calif., chipmaker, which began an effort to boost its presence in life sciences in November, said on Tuesday that 15 universities and other research institutes in Australia, India, China and Singapore--all focused on areas such as medicine and genetics--are using or will soon put into place new computers based on Intel chips...

"One technology that has caught on recently is the high-performance computing cluster, which provides researchers with an avenue to low-cost computational power. Clusters group large numbers of otherwise standard computers using Linux or other operating systems. They've been giving more traditional supercomputers a run for their money in areas such as genetics, where researchers require computers to tackle a large number of individual tasks..."

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