"Demeter, Mother Earth to ancient Greeks, is now helping
scientists unlock the mysteries of life.
"Demeter is the name of the American Museum of Natural History's
supercomputer. Built by biologist Ward Wheeler from off-the-shelf
parts, the Linux cluster is now ranked the 107th-fastest computer
in the world on the Top 500 supercomputers list.
"Scientists are now using Demeter to create 'The Tree of Life,'
a collaborative project involving biologists from around the
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