updated 10:25 am EST, Tue March 23, 2004
Apple Workgroup Cluster
Apple has also introduced the , a 3rd-party bioinformatics package from The BioTeam that provides 200 ready-to-use bioinformatics applications optimized for Apple's industry-leading Xserve G5. Installation and maintenance have also been greatly simplified so little or no IT support is required." Pricing starts at $28,000.
Each Apple Workgroup Cluster for Bioinformatics includes an Xserve G5 head node with 750GB storage, an Asanté gigabit Ethernet switch for fast, reliable communications and an APC Smart-UPS uninterruptible power supply for added protection. Users are also offered a choice of up to 15 Xserve G5 Cluster Nodes with up to 8GB of error correcting RAM -- that's up to 32 processors running at 2.0GHz. 2, 4 and 8 node clusters feature the XtremeMac Xrack Pro, a sound-suppressing enclosure.