Please acknowledge NIH S10OD023532 in publications resulting from use of the MGCF and email us the reference.

The MGCF is a research resource in computational chemistry and scientific visualization for over 50 research groups in the College of Chemistry and the wider campus community. We provide high-performance computing resources for research and educational uses in chemistry and related disciplines. The facility was founded in 1990 with NIH funding and has since been supported through NIH, NSF and generous corporate sponsorship.

The MGCF is in 175 Tan Hall and is available to the College of Chemistry and campus community. We have 2 full-time scientists providing technical consulting on project feasibility, equipment and software use.

Operations are supported by modest access and use fees. Email the Facility Director, Dr. Kathleen Durkin, for more information.

We have 12 workstations for interactive use (4K monitors, 24 core x 128GB, Nvidia GPU cards) and a computing cluster with 3 types of nodes (36 Main nodes with 64 core x 512GB, 30 Small nodes (called cubs) with 12 core x 48GB, and 1 GPU node with 6 x Nvidia Tesla cards). See details of individual programs on these web pages for recommended core and RAM settings.

Kavli ENSI: The MCGF provides computing resources for Kavli ENSI researchers. There are 2 dedicated Kavli ENSI workstations in 175 Tan Hall but Kavli ENSI researchers have full access to all MGCF resources as described on these pages.

Chevron Instructional Facility: Generously funded by Chevron and supporting undergraduate classes in the College of Chemistry, this is the south half of 175 Tan Hall. It is managed for the College of Chemistry by ETS. More information about access and hours is here.

See also Campus IT and College of Chemistry IT.