Stories by Salvatore Salamone

Microsoft reaffirms HPC efforts

Microsoft has confirmed that it will officially enter the high-performance computing (HPC) arena next year with a version of Windows Server 2003 for the life sciences and parallel computing.

Distinct backup-to-disk architectures emerge

As database volumes grow larger, backing up data to disk, rather than tape, is gaining favor among life science companies. Now, as the backup-to-disk field develops, companies are finding that there are a couple of approaches that may be taken, each with different costs, benefits, and trade-offs.

AMD celebrates Opteron's one-year anniversary

With the skyline of Manhattan as the backdrop, Advanced Micro Device Inc.'s brought together its partners and customers Thursday to celebrate the one-year anniversary of its 64-bit Opteron processor.

Panasas targets life sciences

FRAMINGHAM (03/10/2004) - The role of storage systems in high-performance computing (HPC) efforts is increasingly under focus. This is particularly true in life science HPC research, where clusters with hundreds or thousands of nodes are used to analyze large data sets.

Pharma RFIDs: Efforts aim at simplifying complications

FRAMINGHAM (03/04/2004) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is stepping up its efforts to get pharmaceutical companies to use radio frequency ID (RFID) technology to improve the safety of drugs throughout the supply chain.

HIPAA-compliant disks muscle out tape

FRAMINGHAM (02/19/2004) - Bronson Healthcare Group's just-completed deployment of a disk-based system to meet HIPAA requirements for the long-term storage of patient data is a departure from the norm. Today, healthcare organizations typically use tape drives or write-once, read-many times (WORM) CDs to ensure such data are not altered or deleted.

LSID: An informatics lifesaver

FRAMINGHAM (01/15/2004) - Traveling today has been transformed by online resources such as MapQuest, Travelocity, and Orbitz that provide directions and information. In many ways, accessing and using the explosion of informatics data requires similar resources. Researchers need to know the location of a database, then track down details (perhaps from the experimenter or a lab notebook) about how the data were collected, what format they are in, and so on.

BioPoint begins anew, launches product

FRAMINGHAM (12/19/2003) - BioPoint Solutions Inc. formally launched itself as a technology solutions provider and consulting company, and introduced its first product: DiscoverTrac, a pre-clinical data management and workflow enforcement system.

Locus Pharmaceuticals speeds discovery with IBM service

FRAMINGHAM (12/02/2003) - On Tuesday Locus Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced that it will accelerate its drug discovery efforts by supplementing its existing computing capacity by using IBM Corp.'s Deep Computing Capacity-on-Demand Center to provide additional supercomputing power.

Horsepower for hire

FRAMINGHAM (11/24/2003) - At the local pool hall, you pay for as many tables as you need to accommodate your party crowd. And you pay only for the time you use the tables.

Dedicated hardware pushes speed limits

BOSTON (11/24/2003) - The emerging trend to use dedicated hardware to speed informatics research just got a boost from storage appliance supplier Netezza Corp. and accelerator board maker TimeLogic Corp. (acquired by Active Motif Inc. last summer), as both announced major product introductions.

InterSystems to announce application integration tool

FRAMINGHAM (10/27/2003) - InterSystems Corp. next week will unveil Ensemble, an application integration platform that includes the functionality of an integration server, application server, and object database.

Protein folding, anyone?

FLUSHING MEADOWS, NEW YORK (10/21/2003) - What do Andy Roddick and protein folding have in common? The U.S. Open tennis tournament.