High Performance Computing Cos Compete For Larger Piece of Bioinformatics Pie | GenomeWeb

IN 1996 Chris Dagdigian of Genetics Institute made a bold move: He opted for Compaq over the more popular SGI when it came time to buy his company’s first Unix system.

“At the time the heavy player was SGI,” said Dagdigian, 28, who is now the bioinformatics systems manager at Genetics Institute. “We definitely stepped away from the norm when we decided to standardize on Alpha for our heavy lifting stuff.”

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