Blue Gene Project Takes First Steps to Answer Protein Folding s Big Questions | GenomeWeb

A year and three months into the Blue Gene protein folding project, IBM researchers said they have made some noteworthy progress in addressing several fundamental issues posed by the monumental effort.

The daunting scale of the supercomputer, which will link an unprecedented one million processors into a one-petaflop system, as well as the algorithmic challenges presented by protein-folding simulation, have led the IBM team to explore new territory in both the hardware and the software side of the equation.

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