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Clusters, Parallel Computing and Workflow Management in Bioinformatics

September 30, 2003 8:00 pm | Articles | Comments

Bioinformatics has become a principal driver of the migration from traditional multiprocessing servers to clusters of commodity-priced machines Jeff Augen Several years ago, dramatic advances in information technology and computer sciences made possible the launch of in silico biology.

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Borland Delphi Studio

September 30, 2003 8:00 pm | by John R. Joyce Ph.D. | Blogs | Comments

New development tools bundled with RAD system John R. Joyce, Ph.D. If this name sounds vaguely familiar, while at the same time slightly confusing, there is a reason. Delphi 7 Studio is basically version 7 of Borland's Delphi rapid application development (RAD) system, bundled with a number of additional development tools.

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Sour Grapes

September 30, 2003 8:00 pm | by Randy C. Hice | Blogs | Comments

The role of bias in LIMS selection Randy C. Hice I was standing near the tee at the sixth hole at the U.S. Open Golf Championship in Pebble Beach a few years ago. Ernie Els, the silky-smooth South African had just slammed a drive maybe 310 yards down the fairway. Next up, Tiger Woods.

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Knowledge Acquisition

August 31, 2003 8:00 pm | Articles | Comments

Creating awareness with sensor fusion Bill Weaver, Ph.D. Brainteaser: Given the following sequence, "ABCDFGHJ," predict the next character.

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The Online Experience

August 31, 2003 8:00 pm | by John R. Joyce Ph.D. | Blogs | Comments

A look back at significant changes of the last decade John R. Joyce, Ph.D. Depending on how you define it, the Internet is 20-years-old this year. Or possibly it's 33. That's the problem with evolving systems, defining the point at which the advanced form came into existence.

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Memories

August 31, 2003 8:00 pm | by Randy C. Hice | Blogs | Comments

The evolution of lasers is a loose allegory for the developmental curve of LIMS in the industry. Of course, this image falls aside when one considers that LIMS have steeply increased in price since the mid 80s, unlike lasers costing hundreds of thousands of dollars now contained in a device the size of a cigarette and costing a few dollars...

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Driving the Need for Computing Power and Speed

August 31, 2003 8:00 pm | Articles | Comments

Advancements in technical computing from 1980 to the future Anne Fitzpatrick, Ph.D. Broadly speaking, computers have played roles in laboratories since antiquity, from the time astronomers and navigators employed simple calculating technologies to assist with their respective work.

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Riding the Wave of Technological Change

August 31, 2003 8:00 pm | Articles | Comments

The gap between stand-alone instruments and PCs is closing quickly Tim Dehne Virtual instrumentation in the late 1980s - Over the last two decades, the pace of innovation in computing size, speed, and power have made tremendous advancements.

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Evolution of Scientific Instrumentation

August 31, 2003 8:00 pm | Articles | Comments

The movement to the industrial age of science Scott Jenkins, PhD, Devices and Diagnostics Segment Executive, IBM Life Sciences Chemical reactions - In decades past, analytics was the only source for answers.

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KineticSystems and Gage Join Forces

August 31, 2003 8:00 pm | News | Comments

Tektronix, Inc and KineticSystems Company, LLC have finalized a definitive agreement for KineticSystems to acquire Gage Applied, Inc. from Tektronix, Inc. Gage Applied, Inc will operate under the name Gage Applied Technologies, Inc. The terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

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Linux Networx Supports Launch of Intel Itanium 2 Processors

August 31, 2003 8:00 pm | News | Comments

Linux Networx announced its support of the new Intel Itanium processors, the Itanium 2 processor at 1.40 GHz with 1.5MB L3 cache and the Low Voltage Intel Itanium 2 processor at 1.0 GHz with 1.5 MB of L3 cache.

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EMC Announces Support for Oracle Database 10g

August 31, 2003 8:00 pm | News | Comments

EMC Corporation announced support for Oracle Database 10g with EMC Automated Networked Storage systems and software.

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Alzheimer's Association and Intel Collaborate on Home Care Technology

August 31, 2003 8:00 pm | News | Comments

The Alzheimer's Association and Intel Corporation today announced the formation of a consortium to spur development of technologies for the home to help people with Alzheimer's disease.

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Oracle Reaffirms Intent to Acquire PeopleSoft

August 31, 2003 8:00 pm | News | Comments

Oracle Corporation has extended its previously announced tender offer for all of the common stock of PeopleSoft, Inc. to midnight EDT on Friday, October 17, 2003. The tender offer was previously set to expire at midnight EDT on Friday, September 19, 2003.

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HP Advances Grid Strategy

August 31, 2003 8:00 pm | News | Comments

Hewlett-Packard (HP) announced plans to further enable its enterprise infrastructure technologies for grid computing. By leveraging open grid standards, HP plans to help customers simplify the use and management of distributed IT (information technology) resources.

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