“Apple Computer is enticing even more scientists to use its Macintosh server hardware and software for high performance computing (HPC) projects,” Michael Singer reports for InternetNews.com. “The Cupertino, Calif.-based company said it will award five fully-provisioned, all-inclusive Apple Workgroup Clusters for Bioinformatics to five scientific researchers in the U.S.”
“‘We’ll select the best applications based on the applicant’s scientific record, the likelihood that this project will discover something novel using the award, and the likelihood that this research focus would yield methods or discoveries applicable to the broader life science community,’ Apple said on its Web site. For the winners, Apple is prepared to hand out a 4-node Apple Workgroup Cluster, including four dual-processor Xserve G5s with 2GB RAM; BioTeam iNquiry, including 200 pre-installed bioinformatics applications; Asante GX5-800 Gigabit Ethernet switch; and three years of service and support. A panel of scientists has been tapped to help Apple review and select the five best applications. The deadline for submission is midnight June 13, 2004,” Singer reports.
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