We recieved an award from NIH for a major upgrade of the MGCF computing cluster! Implementation will be ongoing over summer 2023. More information to follow.

Please acknowledge NIH S10OD034382 in publications using the MGCF. Note this grant number changed on June 1, 2023.

The MGCF in 175 Tan Hall is a comfortable computer room with hi-res, large screen workstations. If you have an MGCF login, see details about using the MGCF on site and obtaining 24/7 access. 175 Tan Hall is unlocked 8am-5pm on University Business days. Turn the handle and push the door.

New Software: Maestro 2022-4 (version 2023-1 is currently in testing and debugging, it works locally but crashes over X2Go), Castep 22-1, CP2K, XTB 6.4.1, Orca 5.0.3, Comsol 6.1, Q-Chem 6.0.2 (Feb 2023)

Please acknowledge NIH S10OD034382 in publications using the MGCF and email us the reference.

About Us: The MGCF (Molecular Graphics and Computation Facility) is in 175 Tan Hall and is a high-performance computing resource specializing in chemistry and related disciplines. We serve over 50 research groups in the College of Chemistry and the wider UC Berkeley campus community. We also serve research groups at other universities including MIT, U of Oregon, U of Texas, and other UC's. The MGCF was founded in 1990 with NIH funding and has since been supported through NIH, NSF and generous corporate sponsorship from Intel, Dell and others.

We have 2 full-time scientists providing technical consulting on project feasibility, equipment and software use. More details are here.

Email the Facility Director, Dr. Kathleen Durkin, for more information or to obtain a login.

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.

The MGCF is fully accessible via on-site and remote access. Please email us if you need help! Most technical issues are best handled via email but if you want to talk about theory or planning, suggest some times and we'll set up a Zoom or in person meeting.