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mpiBLAST is a freely available, open-source, parallel implementation of NCBI BLAST. mpiBLAST takes advantage of distributed computational resources, i.e., a cluster, through explicit MPI communication and thereby utilizes all available resources unlike standard NCBI BLAST which can only take advantage of shared-memory multi-processors (SMPs).

Several of our software packages require that users complete a form that is then kept on record here before we can grant access to the software. OSC will provide you with the proper forms and instructions; please contact OSC Help noting which software package(s) you would like access.

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Python is a high-level, multi-paradigm programming language that is both easy to learn and useful in a wide variety of applications.  Python has a large standard library as well as a large number of third-party extensions, most of which are completely free and open source. 

OSC has over five petabytes (PB) of disk storage capacity distributed over several file systems, plus more than 5.5PB of backup tape storage. (A petabyte is 1015, or a quadrillion, bytes.) This guide describes the various storage environments, their characteristics, and their uses.

The Vienna Ab initio Simulation Package, VASP, is a program package for ab-initio quantum-mechanical molecular dynamics (MD) simulations and electronic structure calculations, from first principles.

Stata is a complete, integrated statistical package that provides everything needed for data analysis, data management, and graphics. Release 13 32-processor SMP is currently available at OSC.

Computational stochastic approaches (Monte Carlo methods) based on random sampling are becoming extremely important research tools not only in their "traditional" fields such as physics, chemistry or applied mathematics but also in social sciences and, recently, in various branches of industry. An indication of importance is, for example, the fact that Monte Carlo calculations consume about one half of the supercomputer cycles. One of the indispensable and important ingredients for reliable and statistically sound calculations is the source of pseudo random numbers. SPRNG provides a scalable package for parallel pseudo random number generation which will be easy to use on a variety of architectures, especially in large-scale parallel Monte Carlo applications.

SPRNG 1.0 provides the user the various SPRNG random number generators each in its own library. For most users this is acceptable, as one rarely uses more than one type of generator in a single program. However, if the user desires this added flexibility, SPRNG 2.0 provides it. In all other respects, SPRNG 1.0 and SPRNG 2.0 are identical.

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ScaLAPACK is a library of high-performance linear algebra routines for clusters supporting MPI. It contains routines for solving systems of linear equations, least squares problems, and eigenvalue problems.

This page documents usage of the ScaLAPACK library installed by OSC from source. An optimized implementation of ScaLAPACK is included in MKL; see the software documentation page for Intel Math Kernel Library for usage information.

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Fortran, C, and C++ compilers exist from the Portland Group.

PAUP is a leading program for performing phylogenetic analysis for bioinformatics sequences. PAUP currently runs as a single processor program. No further enhancements are suggested.