CDS email message - CDS/29/05/13/a

Sent 29 May 2013

Cambridge Update - STFC domain


This broadcast email message is intended for users of the Chemical
Database Service at Daresbury who have access to the network within
the STFC domain. This covers both local STFC and Diamond Light Source
staff as well as visitors to the sites.

We have recently received and installed the Cambridge Structural
Database System May 2013 data update. This update is available to
users of ConQuest, QUEST and Mercury via the CDS X-Windows server
(cds.dl.ac.uk).

All registered users of the CDS at Daresbury who are within the STFC
network domain can now logon to the Daresbury server and access the
latest CSD data and software upgrades. 

Access to IsoStar (knowledge base of non-bonded interactions)is also
possible from the CDS homepage, there is a new version of the IsoStar
Client software available on the website download area. Again you need
to be within the STFC network domain to access these features.

We would also like to point out that access to the Cambridge WebCSD
system is now possible for Daresbury and Rutherford users via the link:

http://webcsd.ccdc.cam.ac.uk

  
This is available to onsite users and those using the VPN system.


See links to related newsfiles and broadcast messages:
 
http://cds.dl.ac.uk/cgi-bin/news/disp?csds

http://cds.dl.ac.uk/cgi-bin/news/disp?mercury

http://cds.dl.ac.uk/cgi-bin/news/disp?mogul




We will add the Cambridge May update to CrystalWorks as soon as
possible. In the meantime please check out access via ConQuest/Mercury
if you can. 

We recently installed a number of sofware patches provided by
Cambridge. It is our impression that these software patches have
significantly improved networked X-Windows performance. Our tests so
far have only been from within the Daresbury site itself. 

We welcome feedback (to cdsbb@stfc.ac.uk) from users as to how this
now compares to other installations of the Cambridge - including on
local workstations. This is especially welcome from users at other
sites within STFC domain (unfortunately, because of licensing
restrictions, we are not at present able to provide wider UK network
access).
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