[Pipet Devel] new server up

J.W. Bizzaro bizzaro at bc.edu
Thu Mar 18 20:10:08 EST 1999

Tim wrote:
> That reminds me -- what sort of RAM does the machine take?  I can pick
> some up at auction and beef the onsager.uml.edu server up to a
> respectable amount if you tell me what type (EDO or FP, ECC or not, how
> many pins, how many nanoseconds) it takes.  16MB won't cut it for
> anything exciting.  (hell, my workstation has 128MB, but that's so I can
> cache the OS into memory ;-))

I friend of mine just gave me a fist full of SIMMS, 72-pin EDO.  We don't even
know the MB yet.  I'll just have to plug them in and try.  But the computer will
get much more than 16 MB if I can help it.  Thanks for the offer!  But I'll see
how this works out first.

You didn't mention the fact that it is a Pentium 100.  I know that's pathetic,
but it's the best I can do for now.

> Also, I apologize for being almost dead to the world.  I have been under
> a lot of pressure to pull off a lesser miracle ... as of April 1st that
> pressure is off.  I have been playing with PyGTK and trying to get back
> into the swing of things, but the codon code I thought was finished
> isn't around, and I'd like to stick an interface on it anyways.  I will
> have a lot of leverage here after my deadline.

Are you working on a thesis?

> One thing that (thanks to work) I've been playing with a whole lot is
> servlets; I know that a web interface isn't really what we're after, but
> there are some stupendous projects out there that might allow us to run
> JPython versions of some of the code on a webserver.

Ahhh.  You may want to get together with Rahul about this.  Since Sun made Java
somewhat open source, I can accept a limited implementation of it for the Web
front end.  That project is, afterall, not part of the Loci core, so it can be
licensed anyway we want.  Since Loci is LGPL rather than GPL, the guts of the
Web interface are irrelevant to the rest of Loci.

> That, combined
> with the ability to do cool stuff with corba, equals a lot of freedom
> for showing prototypes to the people that would actually use this
> package.  Anyways, I'll write more on this after my deadline.

Hmmm.  Looking forward to it.

> Jon Stevens at clearink has a bunch of notes on setting up CVS and
> managing stuff behind-the-scenes for the Java-Apache project:
> http://www.working-dogs.com

I'll check it out.

> Or alternatively I could help out after April 1st.  (there's a theme
> here ;-))
> Seriously though I can think of some other solutions now that I'm
> writing; we have an interactive system here at Macro that runs under
> SSL, maybe that would work, if so I can help you set it up (that'd be
> port 443) and we could work on it from that angle.  Being fascist is
> silly, but so is losing work!

Do you mean SSL or SSH?

J.W. Bizzaro                  Phone: 617-552-3905
Boston College                mailto:bizzaro at bc.edu
Department of Chemistry       http://www.uml.edu/Dept/Chem/Bizzaro/

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