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Farming for the New Biology

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For big bioinformatics tasks, Nat Goodman says bridled teams of PCs could plow over supercomputers.

 

Compute farms are flourishing in the fertile fields of high-throughput bioinformatics. Nourished by a steady rain of cheap hardware, clusters of computers lashed together to behave like single, large computers are feeding the growing computational appetite of modern biology.

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