What's ACEDB?-answers

Francis Rysavy x3292 frysavy at mrc-crc.ac.uk
Fri Apr 24 07:23:18 EST 1992

> In article <1992Apr23.001350.29658 at kakwa.ucs.ualberta.ca>
> >ACEDB : A C. Elegans Data Base.
> >This database was developed, I _believe_, in Sulston's lab at
> >the MRC. It runs on Sparcstations, and more recent work allows
> >it to run on DECs,VAXs,SGIs, and (yes!!) NeXTs.
> >The database contains all sorts of information on cosmids, YACs,
> >RFLP data, mapping data, genetic data, bibliographic data, and even
> >can contain scanned images. I have heard of it because a group
> >at Harvard/MGH has modified to become AATDB (A Arabidopsis Thaliana
> >Data Base). A Mac version will be available this year and will
> >be distributed on CD-ROM.
> Just for the record.
> ACEDB was developed by Richard Durbin of the MRC, UK and Jean Thierry-Mieg
> of the CNRS, France 
> Currently ACEDB only runs under X-Windows and SunView, however the SunView
> version is nolonger generately distributed. Other platforms are in the
> works. For AATDB we don't modify the ACEDB software. Actually we like many
> others have made suggestions that Richard and Jean have incorporated into
> their fine database and interface. For AATDB we just had to produce the
> "models" files or specification of the database contents. The same ACEDB
> executible will run both AATDB and ACEDB and other databases that are in
> the works. 
> As for the last sentence quoted above - yes a Mac version is in the works
> and the NCBI will be distributing the ACEDB database and software on
> CD-ROM. Thats all thats for sure at this time. 
> Mike Cherry
> AATDB Project Manager
> cherry at frodo.mgh.harvard.edu
> (AATDB is funded by the USDA via the National Agriculture Library)
Just for completeness,

In the UK we now routinely run the acedb X-client at Harrow (Humane
Genome Mapping Project), Oxford (Dept.  of Biochemistry) and Cambridge
(Dept. of Medicine) and can run the X-server (the display) anywhere
over Janet (UK academic network).  [There are some teething troubles
with JIPS (Janet IP Service) which may make response poor. The response
is excellent between the sites mentioned and to Medical School St.
Mary's and Royal Postgraduste Medical School in London.] We have also
run it with satisfactory result between Harrow and Heidelberg over a
UK-Germany IP tunnel. 

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