[RC5] Next project Idea II

Walt Taninatz waldo at voicenet.com
Wed Jul 21 22:39:56 EDT 1999


On Tue, 20 Jul 1999, Ayatolla Bill wrote:
> 
#snipped
> 
> How about this, a distributed sort routine for genetic engineering, gene
> therapies, or diagnosis of genetic defects. It's down to earth, an a basic
> monster scale simple computing process sorting routine. What is it,
> several trillion base pairs in the human genome ? The ideal killer app for
> a distributed network. 

The problem isn't sorting the data. At 3 billion base pairs, you're only
talking about 750 MB per record. The problem is sequencing 3 billion base
pairs.

--Walt


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