NEW YORK, Oct. 9 - SGI released its Origin 300 server for technical mid-range applications on Tuesday in an attempt to rival the Linux cluster platform.

The Origin 300 borrows the NUMAflex modular approach to configurability that SGI developed for its high-end Origin 3000 series. Bioinformatics teams who may not need the same capabilities of the Origin 3000 can use the various modules to create a cost-effective “dedicated appliance,” said Dan Stevens, marketing manager for scientific applications at SGI.

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