sequence analysis software

Reinhard Doelz doelz at comp.bioz.unibas.ch
Fri Jun 19 01:55:59 EST 1992

francis at monod.biol.mcgill.ca (Francis Ouellette) writes:

>I totally agree with you ...  and this is the selling pitch of all 
>companies that sell these packages ... (do you work for any of 
>them  ;-)

NO.  I just work for Biocenter Basel. Usual disclaimers apply. 

>>If you can make sure that 
>>	(1) you can pay for the maintenance
>>	(2) have some net expert on hand to get the workstation set up 
>>	(3) get ONE REASONABLE (as opposed to all PD on any server) software
>>that would be great. I think that a low-end Indigo, Sun or DECstation with 
>>some GCG and a genome package from the PD would get you a good start 
>>for about $25K. Surely beyond the $5K cited abouve but a real thing. 
>>Now shop around and ask how long you can get a cpu usage with online 
>>services for these $25K. Take your option. 

>I fully agree again, and this is what the poeple at "YEAST CHI project"  have done (except they spent a bit more on the workstation :), and is definitelly the way to go, if you can afford it, and all of the group (not just the yeast CHI people) end up winners.

I definitively think that it is worth emphasizing that this is precisely what 
I was trying to say. I do NOT want to sell anybodies package, and I do not 
want to discourage anyone. But I want to make them aware of the fact that 
playing computers is expensive if done right. And, it pays off only then ! 


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