Vigyaan

Vigyaan

Web site: www.vigyaancd.org
Origin: India
Category: Bioinformatics
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Knoppix
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 1.0 | September 7, 2005

Vigyaan – an electronic workbench for bioinformatics, computational biology and computational chemistry. It has been designed to meet the needs of both beginners and experts. VigyaanCD is a live Linux CD containing all the required software to boot the computer with ready to use modeling software. VigyaanCD v1.0 is based on KNOPPIX v3.7.

At present the following ready to use software comes on VigyaanCD: Arka/GP, Artemis, Bioperl, BLAST (NCBI-tools), ClustalW/ClustalX, Cn3D, EMBOSS tools, Garlic, Glimmer, GROMACS, Ghemical, GNU R, Gnuplot, GIMP, ImageMagick, Jmol, MPQC, MUMer, NJPlot, Open Babel, Octave, PSI3, PyMOL, Ramachandran plot viewer, Rasmol, Raster3D, Seaview, TINKER, XDrawChem, Xmgr and Xfig. GNU C/C++/Fortran compilers and additional Linux tools (such as ps2pdf) are also available.

The hardware requirements:
– Intel-compatible CPU (i486 or later)
– 20 MB of RAM for text mode, at least 96 MB for graphics mode (256 MB recommended to use the various graphical software)
– bootable CD-ROM drive, or a boot floppy and standard CD-ROM (IDE/ATAPI or SCSI)
– standard SVGA-compatible graphics card
– serial or PS/2 standard mouse or IMPS/2-compatible USB-mouse

Vigyaan creator is Pratul K. Agarwal.

Vigyaan is the Sanskrit (mother of many Indian languages such as Hindi, Bengali etc.) word for science and knowledge.

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Vigyaan 1.0 i386 639MB.iso
md5sum: 834a4f1af53758dc1a597caf2ad27cb3

 

ToBiX

ToBiX

Web site: cweb.uni-bielefeld.de/agbi/home/index.html (not active)
Origin: Germany
Category: Scientific
Desktop environment: Xfce
Architecture: x86
Based on: Knoppix
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 2 RC1 | October 10, 2006

ToBiX – a Linux distribution based on Knoppix (previously on Morphix). With this distribution you just boot from the CD and you have a fully functional LINUX OS distribution with open source applications. Besides using some RAM, ToBiX doesn’t touch the host computer and is ideal for presentations, workshops or other learning or scientific activity on bioinformatics and computational biology.

ToBiX comprises some of the most useful and powerful bioinformatics tools such as:
– Blast 2.0 – Basic Local Alignment Search Tool for rapid searching of nucleotide and protein databases;
– Copasi – software application for simulation and analysis of biochemical networks;
– mpiBLAST – MPI based parallel implementation of NCBI BLAST;
– SimWiz – collection of Java tools for visualization of data resulting from different kinds of biochemical simulation processes;
– Cellware – tool to model whole cell biochemical reactions;
– Gromacs – molecular dynamics simulation package;
– SBML-Editor – tool for the quick creation and edition of SBML files;
– Stocks 2 – software for simulation of biochemical processes using Maximal Time Step Method

ToBix was under development at the Bioinformatics Department, Bielefeld University, Faculty of Technology, Germany.
The project supervisions were Mark Niemann and Benjamin Prins.

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ToBiX 2 RC1 i386 657MB.iso
md5sum: a0e526eb97d8594acd863d9f20ef1ee7