iPod serves distributed computing at Bio-IT conference

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  1. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    Apple is currently showing its wares at the Bio-IT conference, which focuses on using computers to aid in biological research.

    MacCentral has posted an article where Texas A&M have been using XServes and and iPod to make setup easier.

    Here's the link: http://maccentral.macworld.com/news/2003/03/27/xserveipod/
     
  2. chewbaccapits macrumors 6502a

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    Glad to read that the little iPod is used for something other than back-up of songs, but thats not to say THAT isn't important too..
     
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    yes that is very interesting, actually Apple was showing off the Cluster Xserves there as well. Apple has a good hold (I think?) on the designer market, now it's trying build one in science and research.
     
  4. bousozoku thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    Well, Chewbaccapits, they were only using 2 GB. They didn't say what was on the rest of the iPod storage. I'd imagine heavy metal. :D (I hope that's not too esoteric.)

    Apple has had quite a presence in science already at NASA and related industry. You may recall that PowerComputing, not long after being assembled, sold several thousand of their Macintosh clones to a defence contractor.

    The fact that Apple is now making UNIX easier to use, helps scientists spend more time doing science and not fixing or adminstering computers.
     
  5. uhlawboi80 macrumors 6502

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    always nice to here about my undergrad institution in any article :D but this isnt really all that suprising at A&M. the VIZ lab uses macs for everything it does (supplies most of Pixars staff too) and the main campus computer lab had 40+ FP iMacs and lots of the other departments had labs with Macs in them. A&M really runs at least 30% mac.
     

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