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GenPept Details


  • What labs or how many are using GenPept?

    approximately 20 C2B2/MAGNet labs and 50 Cancer-center & non-Cancer center labs

  • Who is the main “database authority” for GenPept?

    Pavel Morozov (pm259<at>, Richard Friedman (friedman<at>

  • What kind of database is it? (flat-file, relational, XML, etc)


  • Name/Size of database?


    5 million sequences, 1.5 billion residues

    • Backup procedures? How often?
      • Database backups (Hot, Cold, Both) [and/or]
      • Operating system backup

        OS backup

    • What servers/operating systems are hosting them (IP addresses)
    • Approximately how many *active* users?


    • How often is the database used? (Daily, Weekly, Monthly)


  • What platforms are being used? (Oracle, MySQL, PostgreSQL, etc)


  • What applications are using these databases?
    • Web interface?
    • Application (GUI)?
    • Command line interface (CUI)?
    • Web interface
    • command line (GCG package) and x-Windows (seqlab)
  • Is it accessible from outside the firewall to public users?
    • YES
  • What is the primary purpose of the database & types of data stored?
    • Sequence Homology searches and retrieval
  • May I access the database and if so, what is the login info?
    •; for login-id => Contact: Hans-Erik Aronson (hga1<at>
    •; for login-id => Contact: Janie Weiss (janie<at>
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