GCG on a Multiprocessor SGI?

John Watson watson_j at bms.com
Thu Sep 19 10:29:47 EST 1996

My company has just decided to start a bioinformatics group (better late 
than never ;-> ).  Anyway I am told that the bioinformatics stuff will 
run on a multiprocessor SGI system.  I assume this means a SGI Power 
Challenge System, or are there other multiprocessor SGI's out there?  
I'm also assuming that there are plans to run molecular modelling stuff 
on the same machine.  As an end-user who relies heavily on GCG and 
related molecular biology computing applications, I'd like to know -- is 
this a good system for running all this stuff on?  

Oh, and I am told that the equipment budget is on the order of $250K.  
Does this sound right?

Thanks for any input.


John Watson
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.
watson_j at bms.com
"If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the precipitate."

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