Saturday, February 13, 2010

NBCR Releases APBS Roll for Rocks 5.3

The NBCR (National Biomedical Computation Resource) at University of California, San Diego is pleased to announce the availability of APBS (Adaptive Poisson-Boltzmann Solver) Roll package for Rocks clusters version 5.3 for i386 and x86_64 architectures.

APBS is a scalable Poisson-Boltzmann equation solver used to study electrostatic properties of small to nanoscale biomolecular systems. The APBS Roll simplifies APBS deployment and integration on Rocks clusters. More information about APBS can be found at SourceForge or at the NBCR web site.

This APBS Roll contains the latest APBS version 1.2.1b and PDB2PQR package version 1.5. The APBS Roll can be downloaded from the APBS download site and the Roll documentation including installation and usage information is available here.

Rocks is an open-source Linux cluster distribution that enables end users to easily build computational clusters, grid endpoints and visualization tiled-display walls. Hundreds of researchers from around the world have used Rocks to deploy their own cluster (see the Rocks Cluster Site).

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