Locally Mounted Databases

Devjani Chatterjee devjani at calvin.jci.tju.edu
Fri Nov 1 14:37:35 EST 1996

In article <552p3u$j7c at netnews.upenn.edu>, ellis at vesicle.dental.upenn.edu
(Ellis Golub) wrote:

> Until recently, we mounted the full GCG database suite locally.  Then we ran
> out of disk space.  We are now considering whether to permanently stop
> mounting the databases locally, or to increase the disk capacity of our
> system to once again contain the databases.
> I am intersted in the experiences/soutions taken by other sites.  In
> considering this issue, some users report that they can search the public
> databases more quickly than they had been able to search the local databases
> previously, and they worry that as the size increases, searching speed will
> decrease further. 
> I would very much appreciate hearing from users and system administrators on
> this subject.   
> --
> Ellis Golub                  Phone: (215) 898-4629
> Biochemistry Department      FAX:   (215) 898-3695
> University of Pennsylvania   ellis at biochem.dental.upenn.edu
> School of Dental Medicine             
> 4001 Spruce Street
> Philadelphia, PA 19104-6003

         This is from downtown Philadelphia ! 
         We maintain all the databases locally. Genbank is updated weekly.
We work with a SGI and till now have the databases (GenBank, Genpept, PIR,
Swiss) on one disc and PDB on another.I will shortly have to move the
protein databases to accomodate GenBank.
         I am curious how the GCG programs will work without local
databases. For eg. 'stringsearch' or even 'fetch' ? Ultimately, ofcourse
all these
programs will have to work over the network.


Devjani Chatterjee                         Ph:  215 503 4786
Laboratory for Applied Computing           Fax: 215 923 2117
Kimmel Cancer Center                       devjani at calvin.jci.tju.edu
Thomas Jefferson University
233 S. 10th Street
Philadelphia  PA  19107
Ph: 215 503 4786
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