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Web-Ice is a web browser application designed as a high-level interface to PX experiments at synchrotron beamlines. Web-Ice can be used to access screening and autoindexing results 24/7, remotely or locally.
In addition, Web-Ice can be used during beamtime to monitor the beamline instrumentation and control panel via the beamline video system, view diffraction images as they are collected, and calculate and set up a data collection strategy in a semi-automated fashion (the user gets to review and, if desired, edit the strategy before initiating data collection). Web-Ice is totally synchronized and can be used simultaneously with Blu-Ice.
The main reference to Web-Ice is: A. González, P. Moorhead, S. E. McPhillips, J. Song, K. Sharp, J. R. Taylor, P. D. Adams, N. K. Sauter and S. M. Soltis. ''Web-Ice: integrated data collection and analysis for macromolecular crystallography.'' J. Appl. Cryst. 41, 176-184 (2008).
External software used by Web-Ice include:
For additional information about the Web-Ice project please see
There are also links to Web-Ice in the Blu-Ice GUI. Authentication is not required when logging in through Blu-Ice.
The Web-Ice applications are grouped by function under several menus or Tabs, displayed at the top of the Web-Ice window. By clicking on the tabs, the user links to pages providing access to the different functions:
The user can select a beamline using the drop-down menu on the top bar and clicking the Select button. When a beamline is selected, the user can view the images as they collected, as explained in the Image Viewer section. Selecting a beamline is required to calculate a data collection strategy specific to the beamline in question, as described in the the Autoindex Tab help, and to access the beamline video feed.
Clicking the Log out button exits Web-Ice. The user will have to log in again in order to continue using Web-Ice. The connection to the web server will also be reset if Web-Ice is left idle for 30 minutes.
To access the on-line Web-Ice documentation, click on the Help link at the right of the Web-Ice window. This will open a new browser window with specific information on the tab the user is currently visiting.
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