ABI Inherit software/hardware

Harry Mangalam mangalam at uci.edu
Wed Nov 24 12:26:36 EST 1993

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 ---

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