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APPLICATION

USAGE

APPLICATION AREAS

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MATLAB

Use for algorism development, data visualization, data analysis and senior technology computing language and interactive environment of numerical calculation

Math and computation, Algorithm development.

Modeling, simulation, and prototyping, Data analysis, exploration, and visualization, Scientific and engineering graphics, Application development, including Graphical User Interface building.

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Mathematica

One set of scientific computing software which combines numeric and symbolic calculation engine, graphic system, programing language and text system.

Comprehensive Image Processing Environment,

Graphs and Networks Modeling, Graphs and Networks Analysis’, Integrated Control Systems Design, Integrated Wavelet Analysis, Built-in Financial Computations, Import and Export Formats

 

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Red Hat linux

Operating system

 

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Discovery Studio

New molecular modeling environment, professional life science molecular simulation software

Molecular MechanicsMolecular DynamicsQuantum Mechanics, Simulations, Ligand Design, Macromolecule design and validation, Macromolecule engineering

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Dock

Molecular docking software

Bi0-infomatics, Drug Discovery

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Autodock

Molecular couple rings software package

Structure-based Design, Lead Optimization, Virtual Screening, protein-protein docking, chemical mechanism, Drug Discovery, Bio-informatics

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Modeller

Isogeny or comparative protein three dimensional
structure modeling software 

Bio-informatics

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BWA

Sequencing adjustment read software of large reference genome 

Computational Chemistry

9

BLAST

Protein database or DNA database similarity comparison and analysis tool

Bioinformatics,

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MPIBLAST

Parallel sequence alignment software

 

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FASTA

Database similarity searching program

Bioinformatics

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Velvet

Short sequence assembly tool. Velvet is a de novo genomic assembler specially designed for short read sequencing technologies. Velvet currently takes in short read sequences, removes errors then produces high quality unique contigs. It then uses paired-end read and long read information, when available, to retrieve the repeated areas between contigs.

Bioinformatics

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Gromacs

Molecular dynamics general software package,
imitate particles system Newton motion formula

Computational chemistry research

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NAMD

Simulate parallel molecule dynamics code of macromolecule system, and calculate atom track. NAMD is a parallel, object-oriented molecular dynamics code designed for high-performance simulation of large biomolecular systems. Simulation preparation and analysis is integrated into the visualization package.

molecular dynamics simulation-computational chemistry

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CHARMM

Molecule dynamics software, conduct classical, quantum or quantum classical hybridization simulation. A molecular simulation program with broad application to many-particle systems with a comprehensive set of energy functions, a variety of enhanced sampling methods, and support for multi-scale techniques including QM/MM, MM/CG, and a range of implicit solvent models. 

► CHARMM primarily targets biological systems including peptides, proteins, prosthetic groups, small molecule ligands, nucleic acids, lipids, and carbohydrates, as they occur in solution, crystals, and membrane environments. CHARMM also finds broad applications for inorganic materials with applications in materials design.

Bioinformatics and computational chemistry

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LAMMPS

Large-scale atomic and molecular parallel simulator. has potentials for solid-state materials (metals, semiconductors) and soft matter (biomolecules, polymers) and coarse-grained or mesoscopic systems. It can be used to model atoms or, more generically, as a parallel particle simulator at the atomic, meso, or continuum scale.

Engineering, electrical and mechanical usage

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VMD

Molecule visualization program, apply 3D graphic and built-in script to display large-scale molecular system, animation production and analysis.

Molecule visualization in computational chemistry and bioinformatics

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ARP/wARP

Macromolecular modeling software.It is  macromolecular model automatically, with a reproducible computational procedure

Structural genomics, X-ray crystallography, software, model building, ligand placement

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Cns

Macromolecular structure research software

Computational Chemistry

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X!tandem

Proteomics database retrieval software

Protein identification.

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EMAN

Single particle refactoring software

Structural Analysis

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IDL

Data analysis and graphic application program and programing language, which can transform data into graphics, and enhance analysis and understanding

Statistical Analysis

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Tecplot

Visualization software, to map and generate animation based on data and conduct analysis on complicated data, make multiple layout arrangement, and form relevance of outcome, graphics and animation.

Computational Fluid Dynamics

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Origin

Graphics visualization and data analysis software is a common senior data analysis and mapping tool by scientific researchers and engineers.

Scientific Graphing

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WRF

Weather research and forecast system model

Weather Forecasting and Climate Modelling

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MM5

Mesoscale numerical forecast model

Weather Forecasting and Climate Modelling

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CCSM

Unifying weather system model. It is a complete coupling model research system combines atmosphere, ocean, land and sea ice.

Weather Forecasting and Climate Modelling

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Gaussian

Quantum chemistry software package, forecast period system energy, structure and molecular track.

Computational Chemistry

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Dacapo

Java benchmark test tool

Computational Chemistry

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Abinit

Based on density functional theory, apply pseudo potential and plane wave vector method to deal with electron and nuclear constituting system.

Computational Chemistry; Materials Science

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CPMD

First principle molecular dynamics method, which applies pseudo potential, plain wave basic vector and density functional theory (DFT), calculates applied force between atoms (molecules).

Computational Chemistry; Molecular Dynamics

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Materials Studio

Simulating software of material science field.
Convenient to set up three-dimensional structure model, target on all crystals, amorphous and macromolecular material quality and related process.

Computational Chemistry; Materials Science

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VASP

Apply pseudo potential and plain wave basic vector.
Software package to conduct calculation from quantum dynamics and molecular dynamics. 

Computational Chemistry; Molecular Dynamics

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WIEN2K

Apply density functional theory to calculate electronic structure of solid.

Computational Chemistry

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TURBOMOLE

Quantum chemistry computing software, rapidly and stably deal with industrial application molecule.

Computational Chemistry; Quantum Chemistry

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Siesta

Use for simulation of molecule and solid electronic structure calculation and molecular dynamics.

Computational Chemistry; Molecular Dynamics; Materials Science

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Ansys

Large-scale general software of finite element analysis that integrates structure, fluid, electric field and sound field analysis.

Computational Chemistry; Engineering Simulation

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CFX

General computing dynamics software based on partition structuring and control volume method.

Computational Chemistry; Computational Fluid Dynamics

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Fluent

Fluid dynamics software

Computational Fluid Dynamics ; Computational Chemistry

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FDS

Fluid dynamics calculation model, emphasize on smoke flow and thermal transmission study.

Computational Chemistry; Materials Science

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Phaser

General simulating toll for dynamic system, suit for graph and numeric simulation analysis of difference/difference equation.

Statistical analysis

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Shirondiger Suite

 Chemical simulation software for use in pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and materials research.

Computational chemistry – Drug discovery

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Pymol

Stunning high-performance molecular graphics for communicating structural results

Bioinformatics -DNA analysis

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Chimera

 Highly extensible program for interactive visualization and analysis of molecular structures and related data, including density maps, 

Bioinformatics -DNA analysis

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Jmodeltest

A Java-enabled application that can help scientists to analyze nucleotide substitutions, with up to five model. Application that can perform a selection of nucleotide substitutions, useful in DNA analysis, with support for large packets of data.

Bioinformatics -DNA analysis

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Figtree

FigTree is designed as a graphical viewer of phylogenetic trees and as a program for producing publication-ready figures.

Bioinformatics

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Sparks

Engine for large-scale data processing that performs in-memory computing. Spark offers bindings in Java, Scala, Python and R for building parallel applications.

Statistical Analysis

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Phyml

Phyml estimates maximum likelihood phylogenies from alignments of nucleotide or amino acid sequences. Phyml offers a large number of substitution models coupled to various options to search the space of phylogenetic tree topologies, going from very fast and efficient methods to slower but generally more accurate approaches.

Bioinformatics

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DataWarrior

Cheminformatics Program for Data Visualization and Analysis. DataWarrior combines dynamic graphical views and interactive row filtering with chemical intelligence

Computational chemistry

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FreeFem++

Allows the resolution of partial differential equation using the finite element method.

Statistical Analysis

Summarised Steps in Using the HPC FacilitySummarised Steps in Using the HPC Facility

1. Basic HPC Knowledge.

2. Establish Network Connection (Remote Usage or On-Site).

3. Read and Understand HPC Usage Policy available at our website www.zchpc.ac.zw

4. Request HPC User Account (User Account Application Form)

5. Identify and List your desired User Apps.6. Create App Environment.

7. Install Client Access Apps or User Terminal.

8. Prepare Input Data (Cleaned and Aligned).

9. Start Production by Connecting and Submitting Data.

10. Access your results through your Home Directory (Output Data removal in less than 7 Days).

11. Submit Usage Reports.ZIMBABWE

High Performance Computing generally refers to a practice of aggregating computing power in an approach that delivers much higher performance than one could attain out of a typical desktop computer or workstation in order to solve complex problems in science, engineering, weather forecasting, simulations, or any field of concern. The term Supercomputing or High Performance Computing is used interchangeably and has evolved over the years, what used to be large composite mainframes has been replaced by thousands of processors clustered together to harness their processing power. The synergy of the large number of computing nodes has enhanced the performance of computer systems enabling them to do more in less time and at a less costs. This way of computing makes use of parallel processing so as to make the use of applications more efficiently and quickly.

High Performance Computing is not limited to any discipline but has a wide scope such that any domain in need of high processing power can make use of High Performance Computing. Each individual computer or node, as they are typically called, has two to four cores. A cluster can have from as little as four nodes to forty thousand nodes. Some cluster even boast of hundreds of thousands so as to harness the computing power. There is an African proverb that says; one finger cannot annihilate a louse which simply emphasizes the effect of combined effort. The numerous cores working together achieve more. How do they communicate in their thousands?  There are many cluster interconnect options like infiniband and fiber channel that allow for convenient message passing between nodes. The operating system software used on most clusters is Linux. High Performance Computing has brought us to an age where we can now do processing at the speed of innovation.

 

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