ABI Inherit software/hardware

Cornelius Krasel krasel at alf.biochem.mpg.de
Thu Nov 25 13:18:01 EST 1993

Harry Mangalam (mangalam at uci.edu) wrote:
: 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.

This sounds quite similar to the system which will be installed here by
another (not our) group. I was told today that it comes with a SparcStation
10 and would be able to run a FASTA in 20 seconds :-) Maybe that answers
Harry's question:

: [...] 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 [...]

The system will be installed in December or January.


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