A seminar sponsored by Apple and other companies has been created for bioscientists interested in leveraging the formidable power of Mac OS X with third-party software developed to help them analyze data. Entitled
Power of Unix — Simplicity of Macintosh, New Dimensions in High Performance Imaging, the seminar has been sponsored by Apple, Improvision, Inc., and Westwind Computing Inc.
Apple explains how Mac OS X’s UNIX underpinnings can help the operating system serve as a powerful research tool with its protected memory, preemptive multitasking, and BSD-based networking. Demonstrations will also be given of BLAST, HMMER, and other UNIX research tools that run on the new OS.
Improvision will also demonstrate Volocity, a new high-performance 3D data imaging system that takes advantage of the Power Mac G4’s “Velocity Engine” vector processing unit. “Volocity is the first true-color 4D rendering system designed for biomedical imaging,” said Apple in the seminar information.
Upcoming seminars are taking place through the end of the month and include locations in California, Missouri, and Washington state. For more details, click on the link above.