|Accessing Cambridge Structural Database|
The Cambridge Structural Database (CSD) contains the coordinates of crystal
structures that have been reported in the literature.
To connect to CSD, you or your group should have an account on the SGI,
Gallium in the CRC. If you do not have an account on this machine,
you should contact Frank Stolle. Once you get an account,
follow the procedures give below. NOTE: Now most computers need Secure Shell
(SSH) connection and do not accept telnet connections!!!
Accessing CSD from Gallium:
Accessing CSD remotely from an SGI/LINUX:
Accessing CSD remotely from a PC:
The Chemistry Department at UMass has acquired 21 licences for the program, eXceed. Contact Prof. D. Venkataraman to get a license and a copy of the program for your PC. If you have questions regarding using this program, contact the X-ray lab.
One should download and install a secure shell program from our department webpage ( http://www.chem.umass.edu/ssh ) or an academic licence from www.ssh.com or check for any free programs (Ex: http://www.ssh.fi, http://www.datafellows.com, http://www.cs.hut.fi/ssh, ftp://ftp.cs.hut.fi/pub/ssh/, ftp://ftp.gw.com/pub/unix/ssh or use a Search Engine in the Internet).
If you need to access CSD from a Mac, you need have an X-windows emulator (and a SSH program also). A program called macX is commercially available. CRC has few copies running on its Mac. Also, there might be some free X-windows emulators on the web.