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Linux Journal: A Secure Bioinformatics Linux Lab in an Educational Research Environment

Jun 17, 2004, 13:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"In delivering a new bioinformatics curriculum in the Graduate School at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, we undertook the challenge of incorporating new computational resources over an existing research support infrastructure, adding new services and platforms and reacting to an increasingly burdensome responsibility to protect ourselves from network threats. Our new environment spans two cities and links Linux workstations, Linux servers, Silicon Graphics workstations, a Sun 6800 Enterprise Server and the Internet. Open-source solutions combined with selective use of commercial resources integrate in a cost-effective, service-friendly, bioinformatics research environment. In this report, we describe solutions to a set of challenges in our core, Linux-driven server/client environment..."

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