Scientific computing: Apple’s next big leap?

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Scientific computing: Apple's next big leap?

The Macintosh may not be an established player is scientific computing, but Apple Computer Inc. is beginning to get some respect as a player in the space, said company Vice President of Software Technology Guy “Bud” Tribble, who pitched the case for the Mac to attendees of the Biosilico 2003 conference at Stanford University on Thursday. “Tribble, one of the designers of the original Macintosh user interface, said that with the advent of the Power Mac G5 and the OS X operating system, the Macintosh now has the Unix backbone, 64-bit processing power, Windows interoperability, and open source credibility to be a viable computing platform in the life sciences space.”

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