ROCS now comes with a new graphical application, vROCS, for setting up and testing queries. There are
new sections in the manual that describe vROCS and new tutorials that walk you through using
it. Please note that while vROCS makes creating complex queries much more manageable, it is not
required. The rocs command line app will continue to be the core of ROCS. vROCS is not available on
AIX or Solaris
vROCS saves queries as Shape Query (.sq) files. Running ROCS from the command line will not accept Shape
Query files as well as all the previously supported file formats.
ROCS now supports MPI as well as PVM for distributed job management. This new feature is built on top
of Open MPI and doesn’t require any additional installs on cluster machines.