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Now They Just Need to Fund a Programming Overhaul for Vista

The Wall Street Journal had an article yesterday on an anticipated announcement from Intel and Microsoft for "plans to fund research on new programming techniques," particularly in regards to multicore chips. According to the article, more than 20 institutions submitted proposals and the winning one came from the University of California, Berkeley. The funding is "expected to total $2 million annually for five years," the story says.

The official announcement is supposed to occur today, so GTO will keep you posted.

Editor's update: You can check out the press release here. The parallel programming centers will be at Berkeley, as expected, and also at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

 

The Scan

Gone, But Now Reconstructed SARS-CoV-2 Genomes

In a preprint, a researcher describes his recovery of viral sequences that had been removed from a common database.

Rare Heart Inflammation Warning

The Food and Drug Administration is adding a warning about links between a rare inflammatory heart condition and two SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, Reuters reports.

Sandwich Sampling

The New York Times sent tuna sandwiches for PCR analysis.

Nature Papers Describe Gut Viruses, New Format for Storing Quantitative Genomic Data, More

In Nature this week: catalog of DNA viruses of the human gut microbiome, new dense depth data dump format to store quantitative genomic data, and more.