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International Supercomputing Conference, Hamburg, Germany 23th June 2009
The International Supercomputing Conference is the Europe’s premier HPC event. The attendance allows observing trends science and technology of High Performance Computing for whole next year. 2009 edition achieved record numbers of attendees and exhibitors, a level of success even more impressive given the international economic crisis. With its move to Hamburg, ISC’09 reached a significantly higher level of attendance, bringing 1,670 HPC industry leaders. Research labs demonstrated their scientific applications of supercomputing in most recent fields such us GPGPU accelerators, clouds and green computing. Furthermore, this, ISC’09 also welcomed several first-time exhibitors. The exhibition brought countless highlights such as the demo of both the IS5000 40 Gb/s infniband switches and low-latency 10 Gigabit Ethernet. The attendance on ISC’09 allows to anticipate future development of ATLAS system and to present current achievements’ of ToK4nEDA team.
Fold recognition is a method of fold detecting and protein tertiary structure prediction
applied for proteins lacking homologues sequences of known fold and structure
deposited in the Protein Data Bank. They are based on assumption that there is strictly
limited number of different protein folds in nature, mostly as a result of evolution and
due to basic physical and chemical constraints of polypeptide chains.
Fold recognition methods are useful for protein structure prediction, evolutionary
analysis, metabolic pathways and enzymatic efficiency prediction, molecular docking
and drug design.
Currently there are about 1300 discovered and characterized protein folds in SCOP and
CATH databases. Every newly discovered protein sequence has significant chances to
be classified into one of those folds. Many different approaches have been proposed for
finding the correct fold for a new sequence and it is often useful to include evolutionary
information for query as well as for target proteins.…
Structural genomics is the wide term which describes process of determination of structure representation of information in human genome and at present is limited almost exclusively on proteins. Although in common understanding genetic information means “genes and their encoded protein products”, thousands of human genes produce transcripts which are important in biological point of view but they do not necessarily produce proteins. Furthermore, even though the sequence of the human DNA is known by now, the meaning of the most of the sequences still remains unknown. It is very likely that a large amount of genes has been highly underestimated, mainly because the actual gene finders only work well for large, highly expressed, evolutionary conserved protein-coding genes. Most of those genome elements encode for RNA from which transfer and ribosomal RNAs are the classical examples. But beside these well-known molecules there is a vast unknown world of tiny RNAs that might play a crucial …