The protein structure visualization package RasMol 126.96.36.199 has been released for Hewlett-Packard computers running HP-UX 11 (both PA RISC and IA64) and DEC/Compaq computers running OpenVMS 6.2 or OpenVMS 7.1 using the DECC compiler. RasMol 188.8.131.52 and 184.108.40.206 (the next test version) are available at www.OpenRasMol.org.
Applied Semantics of Los Angeles has released a MeSH taxonomy as an extension to its Auto-Categorizer content categorization solution, which automatically maps documents to pre-defined hierarchies of categories. The MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) taxonomy is one of four the company released last week, and contains more than 20,000 top-level headings used by the National Library of Medicine for indexing articles from over 4,000 biomedical journals for the Medline database and other NLM databases.
A Gene Ontology browser from RIKEN called GeneAround is now available at http://db.aist-nara.ac.jp/genearound. The browser provides a summary view of genomic data based on GO. It also contains gene associations publicly provided from GO member organizations, the FANTOM 1.1 database of functional annotations for RIKEN full-length cDNA clones, and InterPro entry data in XML.
Apple has released Xserve, a 1U rack-mount server with dual 1 GHz PowerPC G4 processors. According to Apple, each processor has 2 MB of double data rate (DDR) L3 cache, making Xserve the first 1U server to use DDR SD RAM memory with up to 2 GB capacity. Xserve, which includes an unlimited user license to Mac OS X Server software, will be available in June. Pricing starts at $2,999 for a standard configuration of a single 1 GHz G4, 256 MB DDR RAM, 60 GB ATA/100 Apple drive module, dual gigabit ethernet, CD-ROM, and Mac OS X Server with unlimited clients.