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Posted by Ville Koskinen (June 17, 2021)

NCBI nr tips

NCBI nr is the comprehensive database of non-identical protein sequences compiled by the National Center for Biotechnology Information. The database is available in Mascot Server as the NCBIprot predefined definition. If possible, nr should be used as the database of last resort due to its huge size. The January 2021 version contains 338 million protein sequences and the FASTA file [...]

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Posted by John Cottrell (September 18, 2018)

Mascot Server cluster mode

Most modern Intel processors have at least 4 cores and some models have 12 cores or more. Mascot Server is licenced by the CPU, where each CPU corresponds to 4 physical cores, so a single PC is perfectly sufficient for licences of 1 or 2 CPU. If you have a larger licence, there comes a point where it is not [...]

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Posted by Chris Allen (July 15, 2013)

Running Mascot in a virtual machine

One of the most significant trends in IT in recent years has been the shift towards virtual machines. Virtualisation can offer a host of advantages such as consolidation, elastic provisioning, high availability / disaster recovery, multi-tenant isolation, and legacy OS support. At Matrix Science for example, being able to run many different operating system configurations on a single PC makes [...]

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