Molecular Modeling programs on different platforms - table correct?

Uwe Baumert baumert at uni-muenster.de
Mon Sep 16 07:33:20 EST 1996


In article <51cnf2$mr0 at gap.cco.caltech.edu>, mathog at seqaxp.bio.caltech.edu
wrote:

>              MIPS      ---DEC Alpha----         Intel
> What         SGI       DU            WNT      Windows   GraphicsType
> 
> Biosym       Yes       No*           No*           No*       GL
> Grasp        Yes       No            No            No        GL
> MidasPlus    Yes       No            No            No        GL
> molmol       Yes       Yes           No            No        X11
> O            Yes       No            No            No        GL
> rasmol       Yes       Yes           ?             Yes       X11/Windows
> Setor        Yes       No            No            No        GL
> VMD          Yes       No            No            No        GL
> XtalView     Yes       Yes           No            No        GL/X11
> 
> * Separately licensed "Axxess" product lets Biosym run as an X11 client.
> 
> Kind of amazing to me that more of these have not been ported to other
> platforms, for instance Alpha/Linux or WNT.  Looks like the only really 
> portable one is Rasmol.  In terms of horsepower the SGIs are at least twice
> as expensive as these alternatives.  I guess the ports will only come when
> the grants start coming back marked with "buy cheaper platforms".  

Well, at least molmol, rasmol, and XtalView are available for Linux.

Uwe

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