Computer for sequence analysis

Wing Tam ilovey2 at
Tue Oct 20 13:36:42 EST 1998

I'm currently using two kind of systems, an O/S and window95, both running a
program call ALF Sequencer from Pharmacia. The Windows95 uses PII 266 with a
relative standard graphic card. It's connected to the internet ,then the sequence
can be sent to BLAST search. The windows95 platform is easy to use, user friendly
and lots of help.

Bent Nagstrup wrote:

> >  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.
> K6's are generally not good due to their rather poor floating point
> performance.
> >  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
> (Matrox cards are always a good bet), but if it only runs under Irix or SunOS
> - well then the decision is already made.
> --
> Bent Nagstrup <Bent.Nagstrup at> M.Sc.
> Research Unit for Molecular Biology, Aarhus University
> ----
> A bus station is where the bus stops,
> A train station is where the train stops,
> On my desk I have a workstation....

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