Adobe discusses its efforts to appeal to the life science industry.
As high-performance computing becomes a critical and mainstream research tool, more “Biologists” are performing what have traditionally been UNIX systems administration duties. As a geneticist, I’ve learned to “tail a log file,” “grep a TCP dump,” and “HUP a daemon.” But why must I learn and spend valuable research time performing cryptic actions like these to implement and manage an assembly of UNIX systems? In this point and click age, it should be easier to integrate and maintain the many necessary shared network services among computers.
Revenge is sweet for Apple, now savoring the rise of Mac OS X and Xserve in the lab, but this is still the planting. A difficult growing season lies ahead.