Computational requirements for Flybrain

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Flybrain uses only standard file formats (e.g. GIF, JPEG, Quicktime and MPEG) to ensure maximum compatibility with all systems. Low-resolution in-line images are provided, along with larger high-resolution images.

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* Mirroring:
Flybrain is too slow! Can I run Flybrain locally? Mirroring Flybrain does not require as large a computer as you might think. The current servers run on Silicon Graphics (Indigo2, Indy and O2), IBM (RS6000) and Linux (Intel Pentium) workstations. We can support direct mirroring on SGI, AIX and Linux platforms at present, and should be able to support mirroring on many others.

It is also possible to run Flybrain on a high-end Mac or PC, but parts of the database are UNIX specific (for example, we now have the database installed on an Apple Powerbook laptop using the Linux operating system). So, server requirements are officially: a Unix operating system, Apache, PERL version 5, a CPU that runs PERL scripts rapidly and a large amount of dedicated hard disk space.

Please contact the Flybrain managers for more information.

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