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    Sequence Alignment Smith Waterman Algorithm Implementation on GreenTea P2P Computing Platform
    Submitted by Chris Xie; posted on Saturday, April 06, 2002

    A new open source project, ABSmith, is established at Bioinformatics.Org. This project ports the Smith Waterman algorithm to run on an innovative brand-new P2P Distributed Network Computing platform called "GreenTea". An evaluation version of GreenTea is freely available for download (at www.GreenTeaTech.com).

    The goal is:
    1. To promote application development on GT platform for bioinformatics. The GT implementaion of Smith waterman algorithm jumpstarts the initiative toward this goal.
    2. To create an Internet-wide supercomputing, or distributed network computing platform leveraging GreenTea's unique P2P network computing architecture, in order to achieve "freedom of supercomputing for all", with the lowest cost of computing - Green Computing.
    This is achieved through the GreenTea platform. GreenTea is a total resource sharing and aggregation platform. Individual scientists can build a GreenTea network computer at home, in the office, or on the Internet. Through the GreenTea network, there is no need for a dedicated Linux cluster or any servers or supercomputers. Any GT node can be both a beneficary as well as a contributor in the GreenTea network that is shared by all.

    We are in the process of building such a GreenTea network computer on the Internet. Here, I call upon our community members to support this cause, and join the GreenTea P2P distributed network computing community. If you have any large computing job to do, port it to GreenTea, and run it in the GreenTea network computer on the Internet. Or better yet, build one at your home, or in your office.

    For more literature on GreenTea, or information about joining the community and building the GreenTea Internet computer, please visit the download page (at www.GreenTeaTech.com).

    Help wanted: we need Java developers, who are interested in P2P Distributed Network Computing in bioinformatics, and to develop and/or port bioinformatics applications to run on GT platform.

    If you have any questions, please direct them to me at cshear[at]bioinformatics.org, or cshear[at]hotmail.com.

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