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Open Bioinformatics Foundation Wins Hardware Grant from Sun

COPENHAGEN, July 24 - The Open Bioinformatics Foundation said Tuesday that it has received a hardware grant for servers and storage systems from Sun Microsystems. 

The foundation, which brings together the efforts of various open source bioinformatics projects, intends to use the hardware to further develop its servers and project infrastructure services. 

The donated hardware, valued at approximately $39,000, includes three Netra T1 high-density rackmount servers, a Netra st A1000 RAID storage array, and a Sun Cobalt RAQ 4 rackmount server appliance. 

Siamak Zadeh, group marketing manager at Sun, said "Open-bio is doing interesting work and we're happy to support their activities so they can cont inue to work independently." He said the donation falls under the company's academic equipment grant program.
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