Tuesday, November 01, 2005

HapMap, a new research partnership

News sources are reporting that Novell will cut as many as 1,000 employees or 20% of its workforce.

Local company, MaxStream continues to garner awards for wireless products.

The future of municipal broadband in many communities (including American Fork where I live) will play out in local elections this coming week. American Fork has a very good municipal network. I get 100MB service to my home, but there is a divergence of opinion on how to proceed between mayoral candidates. Shirl LeBaron is pushing to support the network and do a better job at marketing it as a service. Shirl also has a weblog. Here is Shirl's position on broadband.

Here's an interesting project; the University of Utah, Virginia Tech, and Los Alamos National Laboratory will combine their major systems into a "distributed supercomputer." They will use National Lambda Rail and Internet2 for connectivity.

skilled2succeed is a new online resource for serving underpriveleged Utahns in developing critical job skills.

Last week, HHS Secretary Leavitt introduced HapMap, a partnership that will work to develop a public resource that will help researchers find genes associated with human disease and response to pharmaceuticals.

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