In article <jasons-181193091254 at hugo.medgen.uu.se>,
jasons at perrier.embnet.se (jason stewart) wrote:
> I began hearing about the ABI Inherit system which was to come with a Sun
> and another box stuffed full of Fast Data Finder chips for doing homology
> searching/sequence alignment. They were having a problem with finding a
> service rep. here in Europe so it never seems to have taken off over on
> this side of the ocean.
At >50K (?) a pop they probably won't take off on this side either...
> Anyone have one/like it/or the like? Just curious.
See: The Journal of NIH Research, Vol 5, No 10, p 81-82 for one (not very
complementary) view of it. I saw one at a local meeting but the rep
couldn't tell me what the advantages were over BLAST/fasta. I can't see
anyone spending that kind of $ on such a specialized piece of hardware -
well I guess I can - they built the B2, the space shuttle, and several
billions worth of aircraft carriers.
Harry Mangalam, VCO/Micro+Mol Genetics, Irvine Hall, Coll of Med, UC
Irvine, CA, 92717, Vox:(714) 856-4824, Fax:(714) 725-2118, mangalam at uci.edu
There's no better glory, when it all gets harried, to be laughing in the
midst of it all. --- Doug and the Slugs ---