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SGI, Nallatech to Develop FPGA-based Computing Apps; SGI Sells Systems to Canadian Med School

NEW YORK, July 19 (GenomeWeb News) - Silicon Graphics will collaborate with UK-based Nallatech to develop products and services based on SGI's reconfigurable system technology and Nallatech's Field Programmable Gate Array computing technology, Nallatech said yesterday.


The companies plan to apply FPGA-based computing solutions to growth markets, which could include bioinformatics.


Separately, SGI said yesterday that it has sold an array of Silicon Graphics visualization systems, storage solutions, and visual area networking software to the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, a new medical school that will be distributed between the campuses of Laurentian University and Lakehead University. Students will use the systems for molecular modeling and medical visualization.

The Scan

Booster for At-Risk

The New York Times reports that the US Food and Drug Administration has authorized a third dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine for people over 65 or at increased risk.

Preprints OK to Mention Again

Nature News reports the Australian Research Council has changed its new policy and now allows preprints to be cited in grant applications.

Hundreds of Millions More to Share

The US plans to purchase and donate 500 million additional SARS-CoV-2 vaccine doses, according to the Washington Post.

Nature Papers Examine Molecular Program Differences Influencing Neural Cells, Population History of Polynesia

In Nature this week: changes in molecular program during embryonic development leads to different neural cell types, and more.