NEW YORK, Jan. 18-The North Carolina Supercomputing Center is now an official United States mirror site for the ExPASy proteomics server run by the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, the North Carolina Genomics and Bioinformatics Consortium said today.
The site, http://us.expasy.org, was up and running at the end of December. It joins mirror sites in Switzerland, Australia, Canada, China, Korea, and Taiwan.
It is being operated by MCNC, a nonprofit that supports North Carolina industry and educational institutions with high-tech electronic and information technology services.
Having a mirror site in the United States should significantly improve access to SIB proteomics servers and databases for researchers in this country, said a MCNC representative.
The North Carolina mirror site will provide information through a high-speed Internet2 connection. SIB has provided the supercomputing center with a Sun server to host the tools and databases.