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<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 color=navy face=Arial><span style='font-size:
10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy'>My two comments:</span></font></p>

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color:navy'>a)<font size=1 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
</span></font></span></font><font size=2 color=navy face=Arial><span
style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy'>Can we avoid commercial
advertising on this list?&nbsp;&nbsp; Thanks.</span></font></p>

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color=navy face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;
color:navy'>b)<font size=1 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
</span></font></span></font><font size=2 color=navy face=Arial><span
style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy'>There are already public
packages that work with Windows, &#8220;condor&#8221; is a nifty tool that
comes to mind&#8230;&nbsp; <a href="http://www.cs.wisc.edu/condor/">http://www.cs.wisc.edu/condor/</a></span></font></p>

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10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy'>-kcb</span></font></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face=Tahoma><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Tahoma'>-----Original Message-----<br>
<b><span style='font-weight:bold'>From:</span></b>
bioclusters-bounces+brodie=mcw.edu@bioinformatics.org
[mailto:bioclusters-bounces+brodie=mcw.edu@bioinformatics.org] <b><span
style='font-weight:bold'>On Behalf Of </span></b>Daniel Ciruli<br>
<b><span style='font-weight:bold'>Sent:</span></b> </span></font><font size=2 face=Tahoma><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Tahoma'>Thursday, April
 21, 2005</span></font><font size=2 face=Tahoma><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Tahoma'> </span></font><font size=2 face=Tahoma><span
 style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Tahoma'>5:05 PM</span></font><font size=2
face=Tahoma><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Tahoma'><br>
<b><span style='font-weight:bold'>To:</span></b> bioclusters@bioinformatics.org<br>
<b><span style='font-weight:bold'>Subject:</span></b> [Bioclusters] Anyone
interested in distributing on Windows?</span></font></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:
12.0pt'>Would anyone on this list have any interest in working with software
that can manage distributed computing on Windows machines?</span></font></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:
12.0pt'>I've been on the mailing list for over a year, and I realize that
nearly all of the work that is going on here is Linux based (and most of it
that isn't Linux is OS X).&nbsp; But we have a solution that is very easy to install
and use and there may be people out there who could take advantage of Windows
servers, desktops or cluster nodes in their lab or organization.</span></font></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:
12.0pt'>The system can run on any Microsoft OS since 2000, and can distribute
any executables or scripts that run on that platform (we've done much of our
internal testing using NCBI BLAST).&nbsp; We are working with beta users now, and
plan a commercial release in June.&nbsp; Please contact me directly if you&#8217;re
interested in working with our beta.</span></font></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial'>Daniel Ciruli</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial'>Product Manager</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial'>Digipede Technologies</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial'><a href="mailto:dan@digipede.net">dan@digipede.net</a></span></font></p>

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