We're presently evaluating the pros and cons of migrating our GCG
package to a UNIX platform. It seems like a lot of the freeware
biocomputing apps are being written for UNIX and though I love my VAX
and VMS System Management, it seems like I would be doing my users a
disservice by not providing at least the option of other software.
We also want to provide molecular modelling tools for the people we
support and it seems that SGI and SUNS have a lot of tools available for
these applications as well.
Anybody have any recommendations on what kind of machines would be
able to handle the kind of processing power required for both these
applications for a peak load of about 10-15 users simultaneously. We
have a total of about 50 users and growing.
I don't want to start a holy war but should we look at Suns or SGIs ?
Anybody care to share their experiences ? How stable are the OS' and
how difficult are they to manage. My limited experience tells me that
SGIs are easier to handle. I'll apologize in advance if my ignorance
Thanks in advance. BTW, anybody have an updated spec sheet on how GCG
performs on various platforms ?
- Charles Alexander