July 11, 2002FeaturesHigh-Performance Computing
Pressure for high performance and low cost prompts researchers to adopt powerful Linux clusters and peer-to-peer schemes.
By Judith Mottl
Systems management remains difficult, but the payoff is getting teraflop computing from a sea of commodity PCs. Just ask Entelos and Novartis.
By Salvatore Salamone
Like sailors of old, genomic data miners dream of discovering riches and fame. Given the recent improvements in analytics, they may succeed.
By Malorye Branca
Open source software is gaining popularity at biotech companies, but some thorny issues remain. Do the benefits outweigh the risks?
By Curtis Franklin Jr.News·Analysis Bad News for Hungry BugsHooking Up with Harvard’s Genomic Research CenterCambridge vs. The WorldAcceleration Hardware: Wave of the Future?Shotgun Sequencing Further Legitimized by NHGRIOrchid, Merck-Medco Team Up for Asthma StudyAmersham Pulls Cimarron CloserFox Foundation Taps into WebLiquid Chips Target AffymetrixForecast for Biotech: Mitigated GloomMining Patient RecordsHorizons
CONVERSATION Mark Uehling talks with the political scientist about regulating biotechnology.
COLLABORATION The International Genomics Consortium will study 10,000 tumor samples.
GUEST COMMENTARY It's time to merge enterprise solutions with neuroscience.
CONVERSATION Investor G. Steven Burrill helps companies put the "tech" in "biotech."Columns & Departments
| Kevin Davies
Counting the Cost of Drug Discovery
| Michael R. Swenson · IDC
The End of Relational Databases?
| Kevin Davies
Combating Creative Chaos
Apple Debuts Xserve · BioMicro Launches MAUI System · HDS Rolls Out Line of Second-Generation Storage Subsystems
| John Dodge
Science Still Reigns in Bio-IT