!!!Power outage in the Data Center on 7/24!!! MGCF server dino will be offline roughly 6am-3pm. Workstations in 175 Tan will be offline roughly 6am-9am. We are upgrading the file server on that same day so we need some down time to copy files from the old system to the new one. This web page will be updated as the work progress, although even this web server will endure a few reboots.
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
Our mission is to provide high-performance computer graphics and computing resources for research and educational uses in chemistry. 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.
Policy and Safety notes:
Facility users must comply with the Campus
Computer Use Policy and abide by
Safety policies and practices in the College.
Our workstations have been designed for user ergonomics.
Ergonomics workshops are available to help improve your own work environment.
Undergraduate Instructional Facility:
This is the other half of 175 Tan Hall. It is managed for the College of Chemistry by ETS, the same group that
manages most other undergraduate
computer labs on campus.
Faculty can request access for their classes.
New first year GSIs in the College of Chemistry can also obtain access.