Dr. G. Koraimann (koraimann at bkfug.kfunigraz.ac.at) wrote:
: Hi !
: We are currently using GCG 8 running on a Alpha AXP Server. Since this server
: also fullfills other purposes we want to transfer the program onto a machine
: that is devoted to GCG and sequence analysis programs only. Therefore, once
: again, the question concerning the platform on which GCG programs run best
: arises. Does anyone out ther have any ideas or suggestions whether VMS or UNIX
: is a better choice for GCG ?
We recently made the move to UNIX (Sun Workstation) from VMS (Vax 6430). GCG
runs MUCH better on the UNIX workstation. To further substantiate this I
called GCG Inc. and asked which platform provided the best performance. The
immediate reply was UNIX. Even VMS on an Alpha is supposedly not as
resposive as the UNIX/Sun set-up. Apparently, VMS just isn't as speedy as
UNIX in file handling and i/o.
So, although some may argue that the VMS GCG interface may be more polished.
The UNIX environment wins hands down in terms of overall performance from
the users perspective.
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