TORONTO--The Bioinform-atics Supercomputing Centre at the Hospital for Sick Children here has installed a Silicon Graphics Origin 2000 supercomputer to assist in the analysis of genetic data. Jamie Cuticchia, head of the hospital's bioinformatics program, said the machine, with 64 MIPS processors and 16 gigabytes of memory, will be used initially for research in two key areas: searching for similarities in gene sequences and developing three-dimensional models of human proteins, the products of genes.

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