The Tufts High Performance Compute (HPC) cluster delivers 35,845,920 cpu hours and 59,427,840 gpu hours of free compute time per year to the user community.

Teraflops: 60+ (60+ trillion floating point operations per second) cpu: 4000 cores gpu: 6784 cores Interconnect: 40GB low latency ethernet

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Installed Application Software.  

It is policy to retain only the two most recent versions. 

Ansys is a suite of finite element based applications that provide real-world simulations of structural, thermal, electromagnetic and fluid-flow behavior of 3-D product. All Ansys products integrate with CAD environments. This is normally access via the WorkBench interface.

Abaqus is a suite of applications used by many in the engineering community for the analysis of multi-body dynamics problems that aid the medical, automotive, aerospace, defense, and manufacturing community.

Comsol is specifically designed to easily couple transport phenomena, including computational fluid dynamics (CFD) as well as mass and energy transport to chemical-reaction kinetics and process-related modelling. Licensed Modules include: MultiPhysics, Chemical Engineering, Acoustics, Structural Mechanics, Script.

Chimera is a highly extensible program for interactive visualization and analysis of molecular structures and related data, including density maps, supramolecular assemblies, sequence alignments, docking results, trajectories, and conformational ensembles. High-quality images and animations can be generated.

CUBIT is a Geometry and Mesh Generation Toolkit

Desmond is a software package developed at D. E. Shaw Research to perform high-speed molecular dynamics simulations of biological systems.

FastX is the enabling software used to provide web browser based access to the Tufts High Performance Compute (HPC) cluster. It  eliminates the need to install software on your local computer such as Xming, Cygwin, or other ssh, X11 style solutions.

FFmpeg is a complete, cross-platform solution to record, convert and stream audio and video. It includes libavcodec - the leading audio/video codec library.

The Abaqus add-on product FE-Safe is a highly effective tool for fatigue analysis of Finite Element models.

Gaussian and Gaussview are computational chemistry software packages which allow modeling of complex chemical reactions and substances at high levels of accuracy. Software is used by chemists, chemical engineers, materials scientists, and other researchers worldwide.

Gnome Terminal
Gnome Terminal is a modern, easy to use terminal application from the GNOME desktop environment. It can be started from the command line or from the FastX interface.

Gnuplot supports many types of plots in either 2D and 3D. It can draw using lines, points, boxes, contours, vector fields, surfaces, and various associated text. It also supports various specialized plot types.

GGobi is an open source visualization program for exploring high-dimensional data. It provides highly dynamic and interactive graphics such as tours, as well as familiar graphics such as the scatterplot, barchart and parallel coordinates plots. Plots are interactive and linked with brushing and identification.



See GAMS info at bottom of page on Network Concurrent Licenses


GROMACS is a versatile package to perform molecular dynamics, i.e. simulate the Newtonian equations of motion for systems with hundreds to millions of particles.
It is primarily designed for biochemical molecules like proteins, lipids and nucleic acids that have a lot of complicated bonded interactions, but since GROMACS is extremely fast at calculating the nonbonded interactions (that usually dominate simulations) many groups are also using it for research on non-biological systems, e.g. polymers.

GAMESS is a program for ab initio molecular quantum chemistry.

GMT is an open source collection of ~60 tools for manipulating geographic and Cartesian data sets.

ImageMagick® is a software suite to create, edit, and compose bitmap images. It can read, convert and write images in a variety of formats (over 100) including DPX, EXR, GIF, JPEG, JPEG-2000, PDF, PhotoCD, PNG, Postscript, SVG, and TIFF. Use ImageMagick to translate, flip, mirror, rotate, scale, shear and transform images, adjust image colors, apply various special effects, or draw text, lines, polygons, ellipses and Bézier curves.

Julia is a high-level, high-performance dynamic programming language for technical computing, with syntax that is familiar to users of other technical computing environments

The Jupyter Notebook is an open source web application for interactive data science and scientific computing across over 40 programming languages. It allows you to create and share documents that contain live code, equations, visualizations and explanatory text. Uses include: data cleaning and transformation, numerical simulation, statistical modeling, machine learning and much more.

Slurm Software
Slurm software is a distributed load sharing and queuing suite of applications that can dispatch user requests to compute nodes in accordance with a Tufts-defined policy. It manages and monitors resources and load on the cluster. 

MATLAB is a high-level technical computing language and interactive environment for algorithm development, data visualization, data analysis, and numerical computation. Using MATLAB, you can solve technical computing problems faster than with traditional programming languages, such as C, C++, and Fortran. Extensive documentation and tutorials are provided within Matlab. MATLAB Compiler Runtime (MCR)

Maple is a well known environment for mathematical problem-solving, exploration, data visualization, and technical authoring. In may ways it is similar to Mathematica and Matlab.

MCCE (Multi-Conformation Continuum Electrostatics) is a biophysics simulation program combining continuum electrostatics and molecular mechanics.

Mathematica, advertised as a one stop for technical work that integrates a numeric and symbolic computational engine, graphics system, programming language, documentation and advanced connectivity to other applications. Not only does this application have parallel functionality built into it from the ground up. The Wolfram Mathematica web site has extensive documentation, including numerous detailed tutorials.

Spice is a general-purpose electric circuit simulation program for nonlinear dc, nonlinear transient and linear ac analysis.

The NCAR Command Language (NCL), a product of the Computational & Information Systems Laboratory at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and sponsored by the National Science Foundation, is a free interpreted language designed specifically for scientific data processing and visualization.

NAMD is a parallel molecular dynamics code designed for high-performance simulation of large biomolecular systems.

PetSc is a suite of data structures and routines for the scalable (parallel) solution of scientific applications modeled by partial differential equations. It employs the MPI standard for parallelism. Note, another useful link to visit. PetSc has a complex build environment that allows one to include various applications. We encourage interested users to build the suite of interest in their home directory. Installation instructions for a particular set of applications can be found here

ParaView is a multi-platform visualization application designed to visualize large data sets.

GNU Parallel is a shell tool for executing jobs in parallel using one or more computers. A job can be a single command or a small script that has to be run for each of the lines in the input. The typical input is a list of files, a list of hosts, a list of users, a list of URLs, or a list of tables. A job can also be a command that reads from a pipe. GNU parallel can then split the input and pipe it into commands in parallel.

PySpark is the Python interface to Apache Spark, a powerful open source cluster computing framework. Spark is a fast and general-purpose cluster computing system and provides programmers with an interface centered on the Resilient Distributed Dataset (RDD). The RDD is a data structure that is distributed over a cluster of computers and is maintained in a fault-tolerant way.

Python is a widely used high-level, general-purpose, interpreted programming language. It is often used as the "glue" within the High Performance Computing community.

R is a widely available object oriented statistical package. The current list of installed packages, to numerous to list, can be found in directory

RStudio is a free and open source integrated development environment(IDE) for R.

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Stata SE is an integrated statistical package for Windows, Macintosh, and Unix platforms. More than just a statistical package, Stata is also a full data-management system with complete statistical and graphical capabilities. It features both X-window and text user interfaces.

Sas is general purpose statistics package. Education Analytical Suite of programs is licensed.

TensorFlow is an open source software library for numerical computation using data flow graphs. Nodes in the graph represent mathematical operations, while the graph edges represent the multidimensional data arrays (tensors) communicated between them. The flexible architecture allows you to deploy computation to one or more CPUs or GPUs in a desktop, server, or mobile device with a single API.

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