Copyright©2007 Antony Williams
As reported recently we have handed over the entire ChemSpider Database to PubChem for deposition. I did receive a number of offline requests about when would it be deposited. I am so used to having us survive with a minimum number of servers and in a world of developing processes to support close to 20 million compounds that I was estimating at least end of year for deposition and exposure.
My favorite color is Green. And I am experiencing green now. Pure envy…but in a good way. The data were only delivered to PubChem late last week and I’ve been informed that they should have the data deposited by the end of this weekend/early next week. That is amazing. That is all about their experience from receiving data for many data sources and “learning lessons”. It’s all about access to “enough hardware” . It’s all about the commitment of the PubChem team to keep things moving forward, not lose momentum regarding the benefit of the PubChem project to the chemistry community at large and staying on task. I’m impressed…and green
Keep your eye on the PubChem data sources page and you will see ChemSpider top out at about 17.8 Million structures when all are deposited. We’re proud and happy to have contributed!
We have also had requests from other people to access the ChemSpider database files. Yesterday an organization tried to download the files by FTP but unfortunately we have had to cut off access since there are so many files being downloaded, so much bandwidth being consumed, that we have decided we can only provide the data on DVD. Apologies…Stumble it!