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LinuxWorld.com.au: Europe's largest bioinformatics platform runs Linux

Dec 14, 2000, 09:23 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Inpharmatica, a bioinformatics and pharmaceutical research company, announced on 14 December that it has more than doubled the power of its in-house computer facilities."

"Large amounts of computer power is essential for the techniques involved in analysing the enormous amounts of data now generated by the Human Genome Project. Inpharmatica's 1100-processor Linux system is claimed to be the most powerful commercial installation in Europe dedicated to bioinformatics...."

"Historically, companies wanting to do large-scale, processing-intensive computing have had to rely on specialist high-performance computing vendors with high-cost proprietary solutions," said Pat Leach, IT director at Inpharmatica. "The use of Linux and the low cost of standard PC components has enabled Inpharmatica to achieve 'more for less'."

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