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LinuxPR: Linux NetworX Cluster System Helps Researchers Fight Disease and Illness

Oct 03, 2000, 19:35 (0 Talkback[s])

"Linux NetworX, Inc., a provider of large-scale clustered computer solutions for Internet, industry and research fields, announced today that the National Center for Macromolecular Imaging (NCMI) at Baylor College of Medicine will use the company's clustered computers in its world-renowned molecular imaging research center."

"Using a 32-processor cluster system from Linux NetworX, Baylor College of Medicine reconstructs the molecular configurations of disease and illness-causing viruses and other molecules and develops three-dimensional models of their structures. A cutting-edge technique then allows researchers to view the viruses as if they were locks. By properly studying these "locks," they hope to find the "keys" to opening and destroying them."

"In the past, much of this research was done on large supercomputers costing millions of dollars. But today, because of price-performance issues, clustered-computer alternatives are being selected to handle the large amounts of computation, data handling and storage required."

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