Dear Consortium Members and Affiliates,
Save the date! The SBGrid Computing School is scheduled for May 6-8 in Boston. This year we will offer three two-day workshops on data animation, Python and OS X programming. Confirmed speakers include Warren DeLano (PyMOL), Paul Adams (PHENIX), Frank Delaglio (NMRPipe) and Clemens Vonrhein (SHARP). In addition three members of the SBGrid consortium, Brandt Eichman (Vanderbilt), Anna Pyle (Yale) and Dinshaw Patel (Sloan-Kettering) will talk about their research. We hope you can join us for this very special event. More info next week!
We have a small update for you this month befitting February's status as the shortest month of the year. This update includes new versions of the USF Gerard utilities, XPLOR-NIH and MIFit, as well as three new programs suggested by SBGrid members: MODULE, BEST and NORMA.
If you're north of the Mason-Dixon line, stay warm!
The following software updates will be available today:
Linux and Mac OS X (PPC and Intel)
The Gerard Utlities from Gerard Kleywegt at Uppsala University have been updated to their latest versions. This update includes all of the supporting libraries, dictionaries and databases. Manuals for RAVE, X-UTIL, VOIDOO, DEJAVU, SPASM and SBIN are all available at the Uppsala Software Factory website.
Mac OS X (PPC and Intel) only
MODULE 1.0 is a new installation for the OS X branches. MODULE is graphical tool for rigid-body modeling of multi-domain macromolecules using residual dipolar couplings written by Martin Blackledge at the Institut de Biologie Structurale at Grenoble. The MODULE manual is available online.
BEST version 3.2.0 is a new installation for the Linux programs tree. BEST is a program for optimal planning of X-ray data collection from protein crystals and can accessed on the commandline or via its CCP4i task. The manual is available on the BEST website.
MIFit has been updated to version 8. This is the first released version of MIFit since it was relicensed under the open source GNU Public License. You can visit the new MIFit site hosted at Google Code for details.
NORMA is a new application for Linux used in the modelling of large conformational changes of 3-D protein structures under the constraint of a low resolution electron density map. Details and documentation are available on the NORMA website.