Organizations spanning from small biotech firms to national research laboratories to large pharmaceutical companies need cost-effective supercomputing power.
For cutting-edge life science organizations, pressure is mounting to find low-cost supercomputing solutions to process information quickly and generate timely results. With such demands, Linux clusters are being touted as the high performance computing solution of choice for organizations seeking powerful results that won't break the bank.
Linux clusters, which network multiple processors together to form a unified and more powerful computing system, are becoming an important high performance technology in the bioinformatics industry. Universities, government labs and commercial entities now boast Linux clusters of dozens, if not hundreds, of these processors or "nodes" for the explicit purpose of gene sequencing, proteomic research or drug discovery and development.