Bioperl offers a set of perl modules which can be used for sequence manipulation. Knowledge of PERL programming is required.

Getting Connected

There are two ways to connect to our systems. The traditional way will require you to install some software locally on your machine, including an SSH client, SFTP client, and optionally an X Windows server. The alternative is to use our zero-client web portal, OnDemand.

Managing Your Account

Once your account is set-up you will receive a welcome letter from us containing your username and default password, which will allow you to register your ARMSTRONG account.

The ARMSTRONG portal provides many services to OSC users, including:


ANSYS offers a comprehensive software suite that spans the entire range of physics, providing access to virtually any field of engineering simulation that a design process requires. Supports are provided by ANSYS, Inc


The Assisted Model Building with Energy Refinement (AMBER) package contains many molecular simulation programs targeted at biomolecular systems. A wide variety of modelling techniques are available. It generally scales well on modest numbers of processors, and the GPU enabled CUDA programs are very efficient.

Availability and Restrictions

AMBER is available on Ruby, Oakley, and Glenn Clusters. The versions currently available at OSC are (S means serial executables, P means parallel, and C means CUDA):


CUDA™ (Compute Unified Device Architecture) is a parallel computing platform and programming model developed by Nvidia that enables dramatic increases in computing performance by harnessing the power of the graphics processing unit (GPU).


ANSYS FLUENT (called FLUENT hereafter) is a state-of-the-art computer program for modeling fluid flow and heat transfer in complex geometries.

Availability and Restrictions

FLUENT is available on Oakley and Glenn Clusters. The versions currently available at OSC are:


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