updated 12:00 pm EST, Wed February 8, 2006
Xserve BIO cluster
Terra Soft Solutions announced the release of a mobile, pre-configured 8-node Xserve bioinformatics cluster, the Y-Bio Cluster. Y-Bio Cluster enables bioinformaticists to conduct research in the time required to apply power, log-in, and upload data. The default configuration of the Y-Bio Cluster includes XRack Pro2 mobile cluster housing, HP Procurve 2724 switch, TORQUE Resource Manager and Moab Cluster Suite, 64-bit gcc and tool chain, and more. It offers NCBI BLAST, EMOBSS, Glimmer, ClustalW, HMMR, Wise, and FastA tools for genetic sequence analysis, with support for both Power and x86 Linux desktops and clusters. Terra Soft's Y-Bio Cluster costs $47,383.