The Department maintains multiple computer facilities for use by undergraduates participating in various Chemistry courses and for general access by chemistry majors and students involved in graduate research. Each computer facility provides access to a powerful suite of programs for molecular modeling, chemical structure drawing, manipulation and viewing of complex molecular models, statistical data analysis and plotting, symbolic and numerical math programming, as well as word processing and spreadsheet software. Each of the three labs is equiped for use in individual study or as a discussion room. Students enrolled in upper-level Chemistry courses are allowed access to the Advanced Comuter Lab (CB W238) and the Computation Lab (CB W241) as well as the Undergraduate Lab (CB W244). The hardware and software configurations can be found the link at the bottom of this page.
High performance computing and linux computing are availble through the CLAS Linux Group. For those familiar with the old HPC Arsenic cluster, that system has been replaced by the CHEMISTRY 3 node on HPC Argon. For more information, please see the list of Argon queues here: https://wiki.uiowa.edu/display/hpcdocs/Argon+Cluster (search for chemistry).
The University of Iowa Information Technology Services (ITS) provides additional computational resources (Research Services), which can be accessed for chemistry-related applications. ITS has recently upgraded the campus-wide network, including the Chemistry Building network, to accommodate high-speed fiber-optic communication, providing Gigabit Ethernet to the desktop of all systems in the Department. Additionally, blocks of computer time at one of the National Supercomputer Centers can also be requested through ITS.
Through these various resources, undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Iowa receive valuable and vital training in the use of computer technology in chemistry.