The Polymer Simulation Laboratory performs pioneering research into polymer structure and dynamics using the full array of modern computational methods (Monte Carlo, molecular dynamics, Brownian dynamics, various numerical procedures for solving nonlinear differential equations, etc.). The computing array allows detailed atomistic computations of specific polymers.
Polymer Science and Engineering
Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Five Digital DEC Alpha stations, Silicon Graphics workstations, Digital DEC Alpha server, High performance processing unit
Polymer Theory Computational Center is at the forefront of computing technology. The core of the facility is composed of: Two 24-node Alpha 533MHZ Linux clusters, total 50 nodes, One 8-node Athlon 1.2G Linux cluster, total 16 processor, and Three 32-node Athlon 1.4G Linux clusters, total 192 processors.
The UMass Amherst Computational Biology Lab in the Department of Computer Science is concerned with computational and modeling problems behind many of the major questions in molecular biology and genetics. Our bioinformatics research involves the use of machine learning, modeling, and optimization techniques for DNA and protein sequence analysis.