Low-end Unix hardware suggestions?

Jerry Learn learn at u.washington.edu
Wed Apr 16 12:15:28 EST 1997

In article <jblume-1604970731270001 at hay-ca6-13.ix.netcom.com>,
jblume at ix.netcom.com (John E. Blume) wrote:

>I am considering implementing GCG for our small group of users (10-15) so
>that we have database searching capability in-house along with the
>functional features of the package (including SeqLab).
>Does anyone have suggestions for lower-end Unix hardware solutions to
>implement GCG for this many users? Other than routine sequence
>manipulation efforts, the biggest CPU drain may be that we may get to a
>point where we want to BLAST 100-200 short sequences each day.
>I'm not looking for exhaustive answers - just starting points.
You might want to consider a smallish Sun SPARCstation.  We used to run
GCG (version 8) on a SPARCstation 20.  A SS4 or SS5 might even be


Jerry Learn

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