When distributed computing emerged as a viable high-performance computing option in the late 1990s, a number of vendors pegged the life sciences sector as a prime candidate for whole-hearted adoption of the approach.

While those early predictions may have been overly optimistic — many of those vendors are no longer in business — a number of IT managers in pharma and academia are finding that the approach does indeed offer a number of benefits over clusters and other computing options, provided that users are willing to grapple with a few unresolved issues.

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