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    LinuxToday: Life Sciences Industry Turns to Linux and IBM
    Submitted by Marcos Oliveira de Carvalho; posted on Saturday, June 15, 2002 (2 comments)


    ``The Institute for Systems Biology (ISB) has selected IBM to provide its infrastructure technology. ISB will use IBM [Linux] servers, storage and data integration products to support its research on protein-protein interactions to better understand and predict diseases, and identify potential preventions and treatments.

    ```As we looked over the landscape of various computer companies to determine which ones we should be working with, IBM was clearly our first choice,' said Professor George Lake, ISB faculty member. `It was critical to have a technology partner who understood our research goals. IBM does everything – they are a leader in high-performance computing, Linux clusters, storage and hierarchical data management, and all of this ties back to people in IBM's research labs working on basic technologies, data federation and bioinformatics.'''

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    Submitted by Nobody; posted on Sunday, June 16, 2002
    Does anyone know if there is a future (career -->money) in developing 'the raw mined data' and presenting them in easily understandable visual formats/animations? Also are there immediate demands for interactivity online with such 'mined data'? Utilising protein structure prediction for different conditions (pH, Temperature) from elucidated amino acid sequences on a central webserver looks within easy reach for me. but is there a market for it or any related applications??
    Submitted by J.W. Bizzaro; posted on Monday, June 17, 2002
    Submitter There are some companies that, as their sole business, mine raw data and create visualizations. One that I know of is Anvil (
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