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Genset's Bioinformaticists Install Sun Starfire Server

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PARIS--French genomics company Genset has equipped its bioinformatics and biostatistics operations with a Sun Enterprise 10000 Server, So-laris Operating Environment, Java, and Sun's StorEdge A5000 storage system. Sun said its shipment of the enterprise server, known as the Starfire, to Genset will be its thousandth.

Genset said it expects the Starfire to assist its so-called "Bionaut" team in mining the company's proprietary genomic database and as well as improving the database's responsiveness and interoperability. Genset said the increased computational power will also allow it to continue to advance its ongoing pharmacogenomic and gene discovery programs in cancer, cardiovascular diseases, CNS disorders, and obesity.

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