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NIH Installs Mascot Proteomics Software on Shared Server

NEW YORK, March 24 - Matrix Science said today that the National Institutes of Health has purchased a central server for its Mascot protein identification software that gives researchers at each of the NIH's 27 institutes and centers access to the system.


According to Matrix Science, several of the individual NIH institutes had already installed local servers for Mascot when they began discussions last summer around the purchase of a central server under the auspices of the Center for Information Technology.


The server, a Linux cluster, went live at the end of 2002, and is currently being accessed by over 100 different users, with more than 300 searches being completed each week, the company said.

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