Wired: Linux Reconstructing Tree of Life
Friday July 11 2003 @ 08:11AM EDT

Demeter, Mother Earth to ancient Greeks, is now helping scientists unlock the mysteries of life.

Demeter is the name of the American Museum of Natural History's supercomputer. Built by biologist Ward Wheeler from off-the-shelf parts, the Linux cluster is now ranked the 107th-fastest computer in the world on the Top 500 supercomputers list.

Scientists are now using Demeter to create "The Tree of Life," a collaborative project involving biologists from around the world.

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