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Pfizer Partners with REvolution Computing to Improve Medicine Production Pipeline
Date:4/29/2008

commercial computers thus reducing time, cost and complexity.

For this study, REvolution Computing worked with Pfizer to parallelize its software solution called caret. The parallel caret package, caretNWS, provides parallel processing functionality that allows users the possibility of greatly reducing the computational time to build models without sacrificing model quality.

CaretNWS was used to predict the safety component of compounds, specifically carcinogenic side effects in potential drugs. These models can also eliminate the expensive and time-consuming process of studying a large number of potential compounds in the physical laboratory.

The study concluded that the parallel caret package provides a simple mechanism for practitioners to use the parallelism available in systems based on state-of-the-art multicore processors to accelerate the run time of their production data mining problems.

"We are very pleased with the results achieved by Pfizer with caretNWS. Our success is testimony to the value commercial products based on open-source R bring to the life sciences and other industries where the timely analysis of large sets of data and statistics is a pre-requisite to success," said Richard Schultz, CEO, REvolution Computing.

For a full copy of the "Benchmark Study of Large-Scale Chemical Classification on Quad-Core AMD Systems" please contact REvolution Computing at (203) 777-7442, ext. 262 or info@revolution-computing.com

About REvolution Computing

New Haven, Connecticut-based REvolution Computing is the leading commercial provider of software and support for the statistical computing language known as "R." Our products enable statisticians, scientists and others to derive meaning from large sets of mission-critical data in record time, and to create predictive models that help to answer their most difficult questions. REvolution Computing works closely with the R community to incorporate the latest develo
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