Servers and Superclusters
Amber, BLAST, FASTA, GAMESS US, Gaussian, HMMER, and NAMD are among the many widely used computational chemistry and computational biology software tools that have recently become available for use on the Altix 3000 family of 64-bit servers and superclusters. This family combines the Linux operating system, NUMAflex architecture and Itanium 2 processors. Advances include the ability to scale up to 64 processors and 4TB of memory in a single cluster node and to share memory globally across nodes, potentially involving hundreds of processors. Whether simulating large protein structures or delivering predictive measures of catalysts, 64-bit computing and system scalability have become critical requirements for delivering timely and accurate results.