[BiO BB] Re: Apple Mac OS X server

Martin Gollery marty.gollery at gmail.com
Fri Jul 15 12:37:09 EDT 2005

Hi Govind,

I have run all of those apps on a G5 except for rasmol. The HMMer code
in particular runs very quickly due to the altivec optimization. A
dual G5 runs HMMer faster than a quad SGI Tezro, and costs 90% less!


On 7/15/05, govind mk <mkgovindis at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> We are in the process of procuring a server and need
> to evaluate the feasibility of the Apple Mac OS X
> server  (PowerPC G5 processor) as a platform for
> running bioinformatics applications.
> I have had a look at the website
> http://www.apple.com/science/software/lifescience.html.
> I would like to know if there has been a specific
> problem anyone has experienced with regards to
> installing and executing general bioinformatics tools
> like (BLAST,HMMER,BLAT, Bioperl,Emboss rasmol etc..)
> and would also be happy if one could provide a
> comparison between Linux and Mac server.
> Thankyou,
> Regards,
> Govind
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Martin Gollery
Associate Director
Center For Bioinformatics
University of Nevada at Reno
Dept. of Biochemistry / MS330

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