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