ParaView is an open-source, multi-platform application designed to visualize data sets of size varying from small to very large. ParaView was developed to support distributed computational models for processing large data sets and to create an open, flexible user interface.

Availability and Restrictions

ParaView is available on Ruby, Oakley and Glenn Clusters. The versions currently available at OSC are:

Queues and Reservations

Here are the queues available on Oakley. Please note that you will be routed to the appropriate queue based on your walltime and job size request.

Name Nodes available max walltime max job size notes


Available minus reservations

168 hours

1 node

Cambridge Structural Database


The Cambridge Structural Database (CSD) contains complete structure information on hundreds of thousands of small molecule crystals. The Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre (CCDC) is a suite of programs for CSD search and analysis. The Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre Home Page has additional information.


Several versions of the software package are available at OSC. Search for csd in this list:

module avail csd


TURBOMOLE is an ab initio computational chemistry program that implements various quantum chemistry algorithms. It is developed at the group of Prof. Reinhart Ahlrichs at the University of Karlsruhe.


GLPK (GNU Linear Programming Kit) is a set of open source LP (linear programming) and MIP (mixed integer problem) routines written in ANSI C, which can be called from within C programs. 

Availability & Restrictions

GLPK is available to all OSC users without restriction. 

The following versions are available on OSC systems:

Managing Your Project

Principal Investigators of OSC projects are responsible for updating their authorized user list, their outside funding sources, and their publications and presentations that acknowledge OSC. All of these tasks can be accomplished through the ARMSTRONG portal (https://armstrong.osc.edu). PIs are also responsible for monitoring their project's Resource Unit balance and for submitting a proposal to the Allocations Committee of the Statewide Users Group before the balance goes negative.


ANSYS CFX (called CFX hereafter) is a computational fluid dynamics (CFD) program for modeling fluid flow and heat transfer in a variety of applications.

Availability and Restrictions

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

Quantum Espresso

Quantum ESPRESSO is a program package for ab-initio molecular dynamics (MD) simulations and electronic structure calculations.  It is based on density-functional theory, plane waves, and pseudopotentials.

HOWTO: Use VNC in a batch job

SSHing directly to a compute node at OSC - even if that node has been assigned to you in a current batch job - and starting VNC is an "unsafe" thing to do. When your batch job ends (and the node is assigned to other users), stray processes will be left behind and negatively impact other users. However, it is possible to use VNC on compute nodes safely.


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