Re: UCSC Grad. student "saviour" of genome project

From: Antoun Nabhan (
Date: Wed Feb 14 2001 - 07:02:27 PST

I don't know what GeneAssembler was written in, but I'll ask around. I'm
told that it was run on a Beowulf cluster, which is pretty cool considering
that Celera has a very expensive 1.2 Tflop cluster of Compaq Alphas running
DEC Unix. Celera is building a 100 Tflop machine along with Sandia Nat'l
Labs and Compaq.

For added geek value, check out Paracel and TimeLogic. They each make
hardware that is meant to hard-code and accelerate some of these assembly
algorithms, as well as the variable-frame homology programming algorithms
like BLAST & Smith-Waterman.

As for what we do, well... :-)

At 07:02 PM 2/13/01 +0000, John O'Shea wrote:
>At 10:47 AM -0800 2/13/01, Jim Whitehead wrote:
> >Wow, where can I find a graduate student like this? ;-)
> >
> >- Jim
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >Grad Student Becomes Gene Effort's Unlikely Hero
>Hmmm, I wonder which language he used? I'd be *very* impressed if even one
>of those mentions of 'assembly program' was, in fact, a reference to an
>*assembly language* program...
>John O'Shea <>
>PGP fingerprint: 9A0A 47F7 A822 813E FFD4 B7B9 4194 C3F8 E610 F7C4

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