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UniProt Taxonomy Restful Web Service
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UniProt Taxonomy Service

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This repository is an image consisting of libraries, java code, as well as an embedded Neo4j database needed to run a local/cloud deployment of the UniProt taxonomy web service. It will be updated on a monthly basis to coincide with the monthly releases.

Some important information to keep in mind before starting the service:

  • The service starts with -Xmx4g, -Xms3g by default.
    For better performance try modifying the parameters to Xmx12g, Xms8g in the
    /taxonomy/bin/ file.

  • The service takes roughly 30 seconds to start.

Getting Started

Use the commands below to get started with your local implementation:

UniProt Public Git Hub Repo

The taxonomy web service java code is available publicly on the ebi-uniprot Github repository.

More Info

For more information about the image and building the image manually please use the
(docker-README.txt) file in the ebi-unipr/unp.fw.taxonomy Github repository.


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