[BiO BB] Question to the Board

Indraneel Majumdar indraneel at indialine.org
Tue Sep 11 11:18:28 EDT 2001

I believe it would be somewhat difficult to use distributed computing
(in it's true sense, a seti like approach) for Bioinformatics. Right now
all our computation is IO limited (as someone pointed out in an earlier
post), by having to move large datasets all the time. PVFS might be an
answer, but it is probably not fast enough (speed limiting factor being
metadata lookups).

(Probably if we can find out the encryption technology in biological
data, things would be simpler ;-)


On Tue, Sep 11, 2001 at 12:12:44PM +0000, Dawn Field wrote:
> >Hello,
> distributed computing like clusters and complex scheduling between 
> UNIX machines (or PC's along the lines of a 'seti-like' :-) approach)?
> Dawn


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