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. 

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