Computational facilities at MSL
Local computational resources
The Materials Simulation Laboratory (MSL) at the Physics Department of the University of South Florida is equipped with the state-of-the-art computational facilities built, maintained and operated by the MSL. The MSL Beowulf cluster consists of 20 dual CPU Xeon nodes interconnected by high-performance Myrinet switching technology. The MSL Computational cluster is scheduled for major upgrades and further expansion in December 2006.
MSL is also equipped with 15 Linux workstations for data processing and visualization. Most of these computers are located in dedicated computer workstation room which allows our members to work together in a team environment.
Our group has also access to USF Research Computing Opteron cluster.
Access to national supercomputing facilities
We also have access to DoD computational resources
The MSL software suite consists of state-of-the-art first-principles density functional codes for simulation of condensed matter and molecular systems, tight-binding and bond-order potential molecular dynamics codes developed at MSL, and visualization software for molecules and solid-state structures.