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CIN: Linux Tackles Deadly SARS Virus

Apr 16, 2003, 20:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dan Orzech)

"With the help of a cluster of PCs running Linux, Canadian researchers have made a major breakthrough in tackling the deadly SARS virus.

"The scientists, at the Genome Sciences Centre at the British Columbia Cancer Agency in Vancouver, used a 232-node Linux cluster to uncover the genetic sequence of the coronavirus believed to be responsible for SARS.

"The sequence was completed earlier this week, using one millionth of a gram of purified genetic material from Canadian patients with the virus, supplied by Canada's National Microbiology Lab in Winnipeg..."

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