Biocluster Bonanza

Bio-IT World attendees this year had a number of new bioclusters to choose from, as several vendors were demonstrating hardware products bundled with pre-installed suites of bioinformatics software.

Microway introduced its first pre-configured bioinformatics product at the show with its Navion-HTX Personal Bio-Cluster, which uses AMD Opteron 64-bit processors and can be configured in groupings of four 1U nodes. The cluster runs Blast, HMMer, ClustalW, and NAMD.

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