Linux and bioinformatics questions....

Thomas Busl thomas.busl at micromet.de
Mon Aug 2 05:26:10 EST 1999


Dear Tim,
I work with solaris on sparc and I think you are right about SMP
workstations. You can see that sun has alot of expiriences in that field. I
think you get solaris2.6 free for intel plattforms.
so long
thomas

Tim Cutts wrote:

> In article <7nt8db$ggv$1 at franklin.ljcrf.edu>,
> Dr. Greg Quinn <greg at franklin.burnham-inst.org> wrote:
> >Hi;
> >
> >I will shortly be buying a high end multiprocessor pentium box to
> >perform database searches; I am by no means convinced that Linux is
> >the best operating system for high load activity, and have heard
> >better things about FreeBSD than I have about linux in real-life
> >high-use situations. As far as I can see though, Linux rules
> >in the sense that there are far more supported packages in a molecular
> >biology context.
> >
> >Can somone convince me that Linux must be the way to go for a UNIX
> >PC box? Thanks for any advice.
>
> Although it is improving all the time, SMP performance on Linux is not
> wonderful.  The latest 2.3 development kernels are supposed to address
> the issue, but I don't know how stable they are.
>
> I can't speak for FreeBSD.
>
> I have heard people say that Solaris is still the one to go for for
> SMP machines; for academics it is not too expensive.
>
> Tim.







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