Bio-IT World Magazine and IDG World Expo have announced the finalists for this spring’s
Bio-IT World Conference + Expo, set to take place next week at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, Mass. On the list is Apple. The winners will be announced at an event on March 31, 2004.
Apple got the finalist nod for its recently announced Apple Workgroup Cluster for Bioinformatics, a new product mentioned in this week’s shipping announcement for the Xserve G5. The
Apple Workgroup Cluster for Bioinformatics is a high-performance computing (HPC) cluster based on the Xserve G5, aimed at providing a turnkey solution for scientists who have little or no IT support.
Starting at US$28,000, each cluster ships with two to 16 Xserve G5 servers, 750GB of storage in the head node, an Asanté gigabit Ethernet switch and APC Smart-UPS power supply, all in an XtremeMac Xrack Pro enclosure. Third-party bioinformatics software comes pre-installed — the BioTeam’s INquiry package, with 200 applications. Apple also provides a spare parts kit to help the cluster stay running, along with premium support for three years.
Bio-IT World Conference + Expo runs from March 30 – April 1, 2004. The winners of this year’s Best of Show Awards will be presented with their awards at a ceremony on March 31, from 5:30 to 6:30 PM.
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