I can confirm that the hardware was a bunch (100+) of commodity Dell PCs.
They look real purty all lined up in the machine room...
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Antoun Nabhan [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Wednesday, February 14, 2001 7:02 AM
> To: John O'Shea; Jim Whitehead; FoRK
> Subject: Re: UCSC Grad. student "saviour" of genome project
> 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
> 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
> > >
> > >
> > >http://www.nytimes.com/2001/02/13/health/13HERO.html
> > >
> > >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 <mailto:email@example.com>
> >PGP fingerprint: 9A0A 47F7 A822 813E FFD4 B7B9 4194 C3F8 E610 F7C4
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