EMBNet News bulletin of 13-Aug-1997

Victor Jongeneel Victor.Jongeneel at isrec.unil.ch
Wed Aug 13 08:24:26 CEST 1997

* EMBNet News bulletin of 13-Aug-1997 *

1. New databases on the BLAST server

We are pleased to announce that several new databases have been made 
available on our BLAST server. The Swiss-Prot/TrEMBL non-redundant database 
is now the default for protein searches. Have been added: new bacterial 
genomes from TIGR, the TIGR EST collection, preliminary genomic sequence 
data for various eukaryotes and C. elegans, and the Aspergillus nidulans 
EST collection. Descriptions for these databases are available at 
http://ulrec3.unil.ch/software/blastdb_help.html . They are selectable from 
our BLAST submission form.

2. Hardware problems

We have had problems with several of our computers in the period from Aug. 
8th to Aug. 12th. These problems now seem to be fixed. We apologize for any 
inconvenience that this may have caused you.

3. New GCG machine.

A new 4-processor SGI Origin2000 was delivered in July to the Sections of 
Pharmacy and Chemistry of the University of Lausanne. We are in the process 
of installing the GCG programs on this machine, which should provide a 
boost in performance and reliability over the current computer. The final 
migration will be announced in this newsletter, we hope in the very near 

4. Courses.

The upcoming EMBnet/3eme cycle romand course in sequence analysis will be 
held from September 8 to 12 at the EPFL. We were able to accommodate close 
to 60 participants, and are not looking for more... The next session of the 
course will be scheduled for the spring of 1998, and will be announced via 

Victor Jongeneel


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