[Biodevelopers] Altivec enhanced codes?

Joe Landman landman at scalableinformatics.com
Wed Nov 5 16:19:34 EST 2003

Hi Chris:

  I would like to hear more about this patent.  Any id# on it?  


On Wed, 2003-11-05 at 16:09, Chris Dwan (CCGB) wrote:
> Can anyone enlighten me as to the "real deal" on Altivec (or
> otherwise) enhanced codes and patents related to them?  I was recently
> pointed to an enhanced version of Bill Pearson's FASTA tools, which
> turned out to have been de-enhanced at the request of lawyers from a
> company called Sencel.
> Sencel appears to have patented a vectorized implementation of
> Smith-Waterman, and is (seemingly) using that patent aggressively.  I
> was disappointed to note that they do not offer any products that actually
> make use of the Altivec technology (at present).
> Note:  I'm waiting on a response from Sencel as to their point of view.
> In general though:  Is this the sort of thing we're going to see more of?
> -Chris Dwan
>  University of Minnesota
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