BLACKSBURG, Feb. 21, 2002 - Researchers from Virginia Bioinformatics Institute (VBI), the College of William & Mary, and INCOGEN met today to discuss their recently-founded collaboration. 

Held in Williamsburg, Virginia, this meeting was the first of a series of yearly workshops to be held as part of the partnership. The meeting focused on the development of SciClone, a computing resource for bioinformatics.

The largest of its kind in the Western hemisphere, SciClone is a heterogeneous cluster computing system, formed of many different computing components, that provides both flexibility and a controlled environment for complex studies. It is used for a variety of computational functions from large-scale computations in physics to dissertation research.

VBI will be the beta test-site for future Incogen software and will aid in further development of SciClone. The meeting also finalized plans for a Bioinformatics Workshop to be held on May 17-18, 2002, at the College of William & Mary.

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Published by Public Relations, February 20, 2002