[Bioclusters] Any issues porting applications to OS X?

Tim Cutts bioclusters@bioinformatics.org
Fri, 5 Mar 2004 21:22:55 +0000

On 5 Mar 2004, at 19:09, Lorraine Freeman wrote:

> Has anyone benchmarked BLAST on Altix? It seems that it might be 
> easier to
> administer and run bioinformatics applications on a single big 
> machine. I
> don't know how the Altix compares in terms of cost.

A *lot* more than anything we've been discussing so far.  That said, 
the Altix 350 looks very interesting, and list price is quite 
impressive, for an Itanium2 box.

SGI always used to have an optimised version of BLAST for the Origin 
machines running IRIX, I'd be surprised if they haven't done the same 
for the Altix.


Dr Tim Cutts
Informatics Systems Group
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
Hinxton, Cambridge, CB10 1SA, UK