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The University at Buffalo (UB) Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics, The State University of New York, will use IBM technologies and research expertise to study the structure and behavior of human proteins. The outcome of this research could lead to more targeted drugs to treat diseases such as cancer, Alzheimer's, AIDS and multiple sclerosis. The new IBM system represents the next-generation solution to meet the growing computational and storage needs of the Center of Excellence that were originally provided by a cluster of Dell servers and EMC storage systems. To help the center achieve its research goals, IBM researchers will collaborate with the center scientists and provide algorithms for discovering patterns and correlations among protein data. "The switch to IBM technology will be more three times faster than our current cluster, shaving critical time off ac... (more)

Breaking News: Cisco's IOS Source Code Stolen

The source code for versions 12.3 and 12.3t  of Cisco's main networking device operating system, IOS, was apparently stolen last week. The news comes via a Russian security site, which claims thatthe person involved accessed Cisco System's corporate network "and then boasted about it on an underground internet relay chat channel." The individual, the report continues, claimed that the total amount of data in the archives was around 800 megabytes and provided two snippets of code as proof of the claims. One commentator, Mark Joseph Edwards, notes: "[If] security-related bugs are f... (more)

UK Launches National Virus Alert Service To Help Surfers Stay Safe Online

British Internet users can help protect themselves from viruses and hackers by using a free alerting service launched by the UK Government. Over half of all UK households own a home computer. Almost 13 million of these have access to the Internet. In September 2004, over 100,000 malicious programs were in circulation. Some fear that this figure could hit 150,000 by this Autumn. "ITsafe" as the service is called will provide home users and small firms with simple advice to shield PCs, mobile phones and electronic devices from malicious attacks. The service is available by e-mail o... (more)

ISSJ Provider Barracuda Networks Launches Integrated IM Appliance

Barracuda Networks, the ISSJ provider, announced that it wanted to increase the reach of its spam firewall line with the addition of a spyware-removal feature. The company said, this feature would destroy malware from previously infected desktops. The company said it is expanding its position again with the launch of the IM appliance series. Barracuda Networks, the ISSJ provider, announced that it wanted to increase the reach of its spam firewall line with the addition of a spyware-removal feature. The company said, this feature would destroy malware from previously infected desk... (more)

SYS-CON Media Named Among 500 Fastest Growing Technology Companies in North America by Deloitte & Touche

Montvale, NJ, October 9, 2002 - SYS-CON Media, headquartered in Montvale, New Jersey, has been named as an entrepreneurial growth leader by Inc magazine, which today released its 2002 Inc 500 ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The ranking will appear in the magazine's special Inc 500 issue, which hits newsstands October 15. SYS-CON Media achieved a record 752% growth in the past five years. Founded in 1994 by Fuat Kircaali with an initial loan of just $1,200 borrowed on his personal credit cards, SYS-CON is today the world's leading magazine publisher serv... (more)