July 19, 2002
Biotech's cut-rate supercomputer
Forbes: "Biotechnology companies have been turning to clusters of computers running the Linux operating system to help them manage the weight of data generated by modern biology. Modern approaches to biology, like genomics, which looks for individual genes amidst the clutter of human DNA, or proteomics, which tries to describe some of the most complicated molecules in the body, require sifting through massive amounts of data." Read more in this, the latest installment of Forbes.com's Special Report: The Cult of Linux.