[yellowdog-announce] Terra Soft Launches Y-Bio v1.1, Foundation for Penguin ClusterWare Life Sciences Suite: Press Release 2006 04/05

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Wed Apr 5 10:39:42 MDT 2006


BOSTON, Massachusetts, - 5 April 2006 - From the floor of LinuxWorld, Terra 
Soft Solutions announced availability of Y-Bio v1.1. As showcased by Penguin 
Computing, the Scyld ClusterWare(TM) HPC - Life Sciences Suite is built upon 
Terra Soft Solutions' Y-Bio v1.1.

Increased genomic data sets coupled with improved accessibility to gene 
sequencing tools is giving rise to more computationally intensive research 
processes. Critical scientific outcomes are therefore highly dependent on the 
ability to process very large, comprehensive data sets.

The bioinformatics arena is built upon in-house developed applications which 
grow to become open-source standards. While these applications in isolation 
are readily downloaded, recompiled, and executed, the combination of dozens, 
even hundreds of gene sequencing tools invokes need for a foundation of 
organized management. Terra Soft and Penguin offer this time and resource 
saving construct whereby bioinformaticists are enabled to do less coding and 
more research.

"Given the explosive growth of life sciences at an individual, lab, and 
institutional level, the timely success of a research project is now 
correlated to the efficiency of the suite of computational tools," said Kai 
Staats, CEO of Terra Soft Solutions, "Fortunately, Penguin's Life Sciences 
Suite using Y-Bio provides an unprecedented level of efficiency, security, 
and organization for the bioinformaticist. It removes the need for reliance 
upon HPC administrators, saving time, resources and money."

Penguin's Scyld ClusterWare(TM) HPC – Life Sciences Suite is built upon Y-Bio 
v1.1, offering an unprecedented level of efficiency, security, and 
organization for the bioinformaticist. This removes the need for reliance 
upon HPC administrators, saving time, resources, and money.

"We are pleased to incorporate Terra Soft's powerful Y-Bio-based technology 
into our ClusterWare Life Sciences Suite and further simplify cluster 
deployment for life sciences customers," said Pauline Nist, senior vice 
president of Product Development & Management of Penguin Computing. "The team 
at Terra Soft is very knowledge about life sciences technologies, resulting 
in a web-based system that helps researchers manage and analyze their data. 
Combined with Scyld's virtualized cluster environment, this technology is 
exactly what the market needs to reach even greater levels of productivity 
and ease of use."

Y-Bio v1.1 adds five new packages to the v1.0 foundation: T-coffee, MrBayes, 
mpiBLAST, Modeltest, and Probcons, enriching Y-Bio with a greater diversity 
of gene sequence analysis tools. These are coupled with the original 
application suite offered with v1.0: NCBI BLAST, EMBOSS, Glimmer, ClustalW, 
HMMER, Wise, and FastA. Terra Soft's Y-Bio single, highly integrated 
interface enables genomics researchers to benefit from unified data 
management, input, execution, and analysis.

Y-Bio now offers support for 32-bit Fedora Core 4 for x86, 32-/64-bit Yellow 
Dog Linux v4.1, and 64-bit Scyld 30cz. Y-Bio is designed to function on both 
workstations and clusters.

        Y-Bio is immediately available from Terra Soft's Store:

        For more information on Y-Bio, visit:

Penguin is showcasing their "Life Sciences Suite" at LinuxWorld, April 3-7, 
booth #1324. David Smith, lead developer for Terra Soft's Y-Bio is available 
in the Penguin booth to answer questions about both products.

About Terra Soft Solutions, Inc.
Terra Soft is a leading Integrated Solutions Provider with proven expertise in 
the Power Architecture and Linux OS platform. As an IBM Business Partner and 
Mercury, Apple and Genesi VAR, Terra Soft provides turnkey and built-to-order 
portables, desktop workstations, HA servers, and HPC clusters. Terra Soft's 
Y-HPC cluster construction and management suite is widely accepted as a 
preferred platform for Xserve clusters. In December of 2005, Terra Soft 
produced the world's first commercial Linux Board Support Package for the 
Cell processor in collaboration with Mercury Computer.

For more information, visit www.terrasoftsolutions.com

Penguin Computing is a registered trademark and ClusterWare is a trademark of 
Penguin Computing, Inc. Y-Bio is a trademark of Terra Soft Solutions. Linux 
is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. Additional product and company 
names mentioned may be trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their 
respective holders.

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