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Human Genome News, September 1990; 2(3)

Workshop on Computational Issues in the Life Sciences and Medicine

About 225 research scientists from the United States and Canada attended the Workshop on Computational Issues in the Life Sciences and Medicine, held May 24-25 at the Balcones Research Center of the Center for High-Performance Computing, University of Texas System, in Austin. Participants were provided with a broad introduction to and overview of the role and use of high-performance computing. The meeting focused on the breadth and cross-disciplinary nature of the field rather than on a single topic.

Many corporate sponsors provided floor demonstrations of state-of-the-art hardware and software applicable to research in chemistry, molecular biology and genetics, cell biology, physiology, demography, dentistry, veterinary medicine, and biological database management.

Presentations covered a diversity of topics highlighting the importance of high-performance computing in the investigation and study of complex biomedical and biological systems. Each plenary speaker reviewed a particular specialized aspect of high-performance computing and its role in biological research.

Plenary Speakers

  • John Wooley - National Science Foundation
  • Arthur Olson - Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation
  • Paul Gilna - GenBank®, Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • David McQueen - Courant Institute, New York University
  • William Samayoa - Cray Research
  • Richard Hart - Tulane University
  • Frederick Hausheer - University of Texas System, Health Science Center

For details on this and upcoming conferences on this topic, interested readers may contact Matthew Witten at: E-mail: m.witten@utchpc.bitnet or

Reported by Matthew Witten
Associate Director
Center for High Performance Computing
University of Texas System

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