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Texas A&M Turns to United Devices to Build 1,000-Computer Genomics Grid

NEW YORK, May 11 (GenomeWeb News) - Texas A&M University is using United Devices' Grid MP platform to link 1,000 computers into a distributed computing system for microbial genetics and genomics research, the company said today.


Jim Sacchettini, director of the university's Center for Structural Biology, said A&M plans to use the grid for structure-based drug design in areas such as tuberculosis.


Financial terms of the installation were not provided, but UD said that it is working with the university "on grant proposals to investigate various orphan diseases."

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