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TimeLogic and Southwest Parallel Sign Deal; Novartis Ag Buys Server Farm

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INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev.--TimeLogic and Southwest Parallel Software of Albuquerque, NM, plan to announce a distribution and development agreement in which TimeLogic will get exclusive rights to market Windows NT and hardware accelerated versions of Southwest's optimized Phrap. The announcement is scheduled to take place at the 11th International Genomic Sequencing and Analysis Conference, later this month. At the conference, TimeLogic plans to demonstrate Southwest's Phrap running on TimeLogic's DeCypher hardware accelerated genomic analysis server farm.

TimeLogic also announced that it has sold its DeCypher RACE Model D65-B30 Hardware Accelerated Server Farm to the Novartis Agricultural Discovery Institute. TimeLogic said it will incorporate special adaptations in the product's algorithms tailored specifically to the institute's goals.

DeCypher RACE server farms combine general-purpose CPUs with accelerator chips, offering programmatic flexibility and high speed to deploy algorithms including BLAST, Hidden Markov Models, Smith-Waterman, Framesearch while running users' CPU-based software applications.

"DeCypher server farms are a terrific way to offload heavy computational loads from UNIX servers. DeCypher's computing cycles are dramatically more cost-effective than scaling up conventional servers, and it frees those resources for other demands," said Jim Lindelien, TimeLogic's CEO. "At this site, the DeCypher server farm boosts computational throughput by over 100x, yet does so with a pair of easily managed systems, in contrast to huge farms of conventional servers," he added.

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