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VMS or Unix version?

Jasper Rees - Oxford University jrees at vax.oxford.ac.uk
Wed Nov 30 18:28:29 EST 1994


In article <3bfvfa$gr at news.doit.wisc.edu>, dalehn at facstaff.wisc.edu (Donald A. Lehn, Ph.D.) writes:
> 
> Just a general question about the Unix version of GCG.  Is it posix (sp?)
> compliant 

Doubt it. Did you ever see any real software that was?  :))

Put another way, GCG does not use posix to get VMS/unix compatibility. 

> and will it run under Windows NT on the Alpha workstation?

No. Not yet. No doubt at some time in the future. Probably when there is a
perceived marketplace for it. 

> It seems to me that this would be a great system since the computer
> could be put to use as a "general" Windows computer when it is not
> being used to run the GCG package (something thats not easy with VMS).

Depends what you use your computers for I guess, here we use ours for 600+
users for GCG and other assorted molbiol stuff and have one facility for the
whole campus, and that keeps them fully utilised for most of the time. We find
Macs and PC's do the "general" stuff on the desktop quite nicely thank you,
(read we do not run wordperfect on our molbiol system :))  while your average
desktop machine is ill suited to running hundreds of hours of phylogenetic
calculations, which are a major feature of the system utilisation here. 

> Donald A. Lehn, Ph.D.                   Phone:  (608) 263-7668

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