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Use of AIX or SGI

Jonathan Epstein Jonathan_Epstein at nih.gov
Thu Jul 16 14:52:49 EST 1998

As I understand it, some packages such as GRASP depend upon the "GL" X
extensions, and therefore only run on SGIs.  I doubt that there are any
modeling packages which run on AIX systems but not on SGIs.

Also, since SGIs are more ubiquotous in this field, you are more likely
to find pre-compiled binaries for packages of interest to you, even if
they are portable to AIX.

- Jonathan
(speaking only for myself)

David R. Bell wrote:
> Has anyone compared AIX/RS6000 with Silicon Graphics for molecular modelling
> of proteins ?
> MSI software runs on both platforms, and I just wondered if either has the
> edge.
> Many thanks for your comments
> david r bell

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