The current licensing system for the CSD has served us well for over 20 years, but it is finally starting to show its age. It ties us in to a yearly release cycle and limits the components that we may individually licence. It comes from a time before virtual machines existed and is not fully compatible with the world of computers that we now live in. As such we are excited to announce a long overdue licensing system upgrade will be rolled out as part of our 2020.0 CSD release this December.Continue reading…
The Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre (CCDC) announces an important upgrade to the software it provides to the academic user community worldwide. For 2016 and going forward, all current annual academic licensees of the GOLD docking software or of the CSD System will receive a licence for the complete new CSD-Enterprise software suite at no extra cost. As a result all users covered by the licence will be able to use the Cambridge Structural Database (CSD) and as many CCDC-released software products as they want.Continue reading…
The Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre (CCDC) announces a new collaboration with the International Union of Crystallography (IUCr) that has integrated checkCIF data validation into the Cambridge Structural Database (CSD) deposition process. The Crystallographic Information Framework (CIF), maintained by the IUCr, is the standard format used worldwide for representing crystallographic information. Combining checkCIF with deposition into the CSD has huge benefits for the scientific community, by further streamlining the workflows for crystallographers, authors, referees and publishers.Continue reading…
Essential resource to scientists around the world reaches historic record
Academia in 17 countries enjoy unlimited access to Cambridge Structural Database
THE CAMBRIDGE CRYSTALLOGRAPHIC DATA CENTRE ESTABLISHES US OPERATIONS IN NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH THE RUTGERS UNIVERSITY CENTER FOR INTEGRATIVE PROTEOMICS RESEARCH
Piscataway, New Jersey, USA and Cambridge, UK; October 31st 2013
The Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre (CCDC) and the Center for Integrative Proteomics Research (CIPR) at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey announce today that they have formed a new public-private partnership, which sees the CCDC establish operations in North America housed within the CIPR alongside the RCSB Protein Data Bank. Coincident with formation of this new partnership is the launch of CCDC Inc., which will serve the CCDC’s user communities across North America. The new CCDC organization will collaborate with scientists at the RCSB Protein Data Bank and the CIPR to develop and implement new integrated approaches to scientific discovery, working closely with academic and industrial partners.Continue reading…
The third CSD data update for the 2012 release of CSDS v533/ConQuest 1.14, with 9686 new entries, is now available.
This update can be obtained via the auto-update mechanism built into Mercury - to do so, start Mercury and select Help -> Check for Updates and follow the prompts to install. Alternatively, the update can be download from our download pages.
We have been busy in the last few weeks updating the systems that we use to build our software to take advantage of several new technologies that will allow us to make some improvements to our future software releases.
These improvements have a requirement to build our software on newer computers, which in turn changes the operating systems that our software will be able to run on. This was anticipated with our last CSD System release and there we gave advance warning that it would be the last to support some older operating systems and that is indeed the case. The good news, though, is that we are now able to confirm support for newer systems as well.
Here is a list of our new supported operating systems for the 2013 release of the CSD System:
Windows: XP, Vista, 7 and 8
Linux: RedHat 5 & 6, Debian 5 & 6, SuSe 11, CentOS 5 & 6
Mac OS X: 10.6, 10.7 and 10.8
Compared to the current release, this means we lose support for RedHat 4, Debian 4, SuSe 10, OS X 10.4 and 10.5. However, we are increasing our supported platforms list to include Windows 8, CentOS 5 & 6 and OS X 10.8.
There is still plenty of time until the current CSD System release will expire. However if these changes in supported platforms will affect your use of the CSD System please consider either upgrading your systems or moving to an alternative platform. If you do anticipate any issues with these changes, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible and we will be happy to discuss possible solutions with you.