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Montana State's Center and PDB Rely on SGI Hardware

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--Montana State University and the Protein Data Bank have begun using Silicon Graphics hardware for bioinformatics purposes, according to the computer company. Montana State has installed a 32-processor SGI Origin 2000, an Origin 200, and several Octane and O2 visual workstations to support its Center for Computational Biology, established in January 1997.

The Protein Data Bank's primary data acquisition and processing systems are also based on the Origin 2000 and 200 servers. Managed by the Research Collaboratory for Structural Bioinformatics, a nonprofit consortium comprised of Rutgers University, San Diego Supercomputer Center, and the US National Institute of Standards and Technology, Protein Data Bank (http://www. rcsb.org/pdb/) is the principal international repository for the processing and distribution of 3-D macromolecular structure data.

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