although I can't tell anything concerning the HP 720 RISC station, I do
have some expirience with HP-UX. We are using an HP9000/360 running OS 6.5.
Almost any software written for the Unix environment needs to be rewritten, if
you want it to run under HP-UX. Take a look at the HP-UX include files - they
are heavilly modified. If you want easy implementations of molbio software
I recommend to stick closer to the SUN family... A great number of Unix
software for the molecular biologist is developed on SUN workstations.
Maybe the next HP-UX releases will be more compatible, but currently I do not
like HP-UX at all...
University of Bielefeld
Department of Genetics
email: Dusan at physik.uni-bielefeld.dbp.de