About the CULTURE IV Bioinformatics Server

CULTURE is a personal Bioinformatics server built on Ubuntu 16.04.  Culture currently offers local BLAST analysis and EMBOSS.  All databases are maintained locally and are updated periodically.

CULTURE IV is a Liquid-Cooled AMD FX-8350 8-core processor running at 4Mhz, with 16Gb RAM.  Click here for current operational status.


No Scheduled Updates


Past CULTURE Updates


     R-Studio was installed on CULTURE allowing authenticated users to run R      
     scripts.  The ATLAS BLAS library is used for optimal performance.


    CULTURE was migrated to an AMD FX-8350 8-core 16GB RAM system after 
    the CULTURE III motherboard died.


     CULTURE was migrated to a quad-core system with 6Gb RAM.  Blast searches 
     now run approximately 50% faster.  Databases were  updated as well.
  

    CULTURE's SequenceServer BLAST interface was updated to version 0.8.2    
    which supports multiprocessor BLASTing - which means BLAST results are now
    returning up to 50% faster.


    CULTURE's OS was updated to Ubuntu 12.04.  SequenceServer was updated     to version 0.8.0, which fixes the database listing issue and facilitates automatic     algorithm selection.