The Molecular Graphics and Computation Facility is located in 175 Tan Hall. It is available to the College of Chemistry and campus community with operations supported by modest access and use fees. Please contact the Facility Director, Dr. Kathleen Durkin, for more information. She is usually in the Facility, 175 Tan Hall, or in her office, 177 Tan Hall. Email is preferred:

The phone in 177 is 2-6719 and the phone in 175 is 3-0616.

Technical consulting is available on project feasibility, equipment and software use. The Facility serves as a research resource in computational chemistry and scientific visualization for over 50 research groups in Chemistry and the wider campus community.

Our mission is to provide high-performance computer graphics and computing resources for research and educational uses in chemistry and related disciplines. Founded in 1990, the Facility houses graphics workstations, color printers, and assorted other equipment. In 2003, the facility received a grant from the National Science Foundation (CHE-0233882)  which allowed us to add a 96 cpu compute cluster. In 2009, a renewal (CHE-0840505)  allowed us to add a 576 processor cluster. Please reference these grants in publications resulting from use of the Facility.

Kavli ENSI:

The MCGF provides computer resources for Kavli ENSI researchers. There are 2 dedicated workstations scheduled for installation in 101 Campbell Hall but Kavli ENSI researchers can also request 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 who manage most other undergraduate computer labs on campus. Here are the hours. Faculty can request access for their classes. New first year GSIs in the College of Chemistry can also obtain access.

IT links:

Campus IT includes: IST and One-IT. If you don't know where to start, try Chemistry IT with CSS. Our workstations have been designed for user ergonomics. Ergonomics workshops are available to help improve your own work environment.

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