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Number Crunch Who’s Using the Tools?

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Responses to a survey of life sciences professionals show that adoption of alternative compute solutions, such as grid computing or Linux clusters, has been more popular among academics. For instance, while 15 of 19 academics have deployed distributed computing, only seven of 30 industry execs have. Who’s implemented what:

Academics 19 respondents

Industry 30 respondents

Linux

distributED computing

grid computing

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