[Linux-aus] Linux & Malaria?

Matthew Hannigan mlh at zipworld.com.au
Thu Jan 19 08:54:02 UTC 2006

On Thu, Jan 19, 2006 at 01:40:37AM +1100, Donna Benjamin wrote:
> Hey does any one know if Linux is being used in the biotech field -
> specifically in research around curing/preventing/treating Malaria?

DDT [1] is highly effective in preventing Malaria, and one of the
manufacturers (Bayer AG) is a big user of Linux[2].

In fact, at a guess, chemical and pharmaceutical companies
generally would be big users of linux for supercomputing.

Not a direct link, but something to go on perhaps.

1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DDT
2. http://www.top500.org/list/2002/11


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