Computer for sequence analysis
Richard P. Grant
see_sig at cmtech.co.delete.uk
Fri Oct 16 21:19:39 EST 1998
In article <6vupui$geu$1 at xinwen.daimi.aau.dk>,
Bent.Nagstrup at kba.sks.aau.dk (Bent Nagstrup) wrote:
<original poster details missing>
: > I would like your thoughts about witch computer is best for sequence
: > analysis.
: The model which will run your software! Seriously, you start by figuring out
: what software to use, and let that decide.
Since much of the software is cross-platform (and there are substitutes
for that which isn't), I'm not convinced this is a big issue.
I think that anything you want to do will be doable on any platform,
except possibly Amstrads :-)
I would say go for the computer that you find easiest to use and that you
are most comfortable with - bear in mind that sequence analysis might not
be all you want to do . . .
And you will need a good, reliable internet connection - which may not
come as standard on your machine of choice. Showing my colours (-: , Macs
come with built-in 'out of the box' ethernet connections these days.
: > I understand most software is for Unix, isn't it?
: Yes, but which unix flavour? That's the real problem, if it runs under Linux
: you'd go for a PII with a fast graphics card that's well supported by X
The G3 PPCs run Linux too - see http://mercury.owc.net/linuxppc/index.html
Richard P. Grant MA DPhil | rgrant at cmtech.co.uk
Senior R&D Scientist | work: www.cmtech.co.uk
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