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Madison, Wis. - A collaborative project between the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa has shown that thousands of sleeping computers can unravel the twisted code of genetic diseases.


Full article >>> ver their computers sit idle, to help resolve the mysteries of common genetic diseases," said Dan Geiger, a professor of computer science at Technion and one of the primary developers of Superlink-Online.

The system was first developed by Geiger and Dr. Ma'ayan Fishelson in 2001, and was originally designed for a single-computer platform. Three years ago, Geiger and his team decided to t......

Full article >>> a scientific grid infrastructure known as the Enabling Grids for E-sciencE (EGEE), which could open the system to thousands of computers in Europe.

"As far as distributed computing, it is definitely a very demanding application," Livny said. "We are very far from being done."


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