Research Notes: Computers vs. HIV

Microsoft Research is playing a key role in the effort to develop a vaccine for the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Surprised? Wondering how Microsoft helps this effort without cluttering the server lab with Bunsen burners and pipettes?

The November 2007 issue of TechNet Magazine features the first installment of our new Research Notes column, where we’ll highlight some of the work being done by our friends in Microsoft Research. In this issue we show you how the eScience and High-Performance Computing (HPC) groups at Microsoft, using Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003, help researchers process and analyze massive amounts of data to determine how HIV mutates in response to the host’s immune system.

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