CSB Graphics Research Lab

The Center for Structural Biology graphics lab is located at 5136 BIOSCI/MRBIII. It is an open-access facility available to all Vanderbilt faculty/students/staff for the purposes of macromolecular visualization, modeling, and analysis. Expert training and assistance in these techniques is available via periodic workshops as well as our outreach mechanism.

Graphics Lab Facility Overview

The following computer systems are available for signup:

Hostname Vendor Model OS CPU Memory Graphics Display(s) Media Connectivity Peripherals
stingray Dell Precision T3500 RHEL5 x86_64 Xeon 2.67GHz W3520 12GB DDR3 1333Mhz Nvidia Quadro FX 1400 Dual 24" Sony GDM-FW900 CRTs DVD+-RW DL, Iomega Zip 100 USB, Gigabit Ethernet Nuvision stereo emitter, SGI Dialbox
kraken Dell
Studio XPS 435MT RHEL5 x86_64 Intel Core I7 2.67GHz 6GB DDR3 1066MHz Nvidia Quadro FX 3700 Samsung SyncMaster 2233RZ DVD+-RW Firewire, USB, GigE Nvidia 3D Vision
hammerhead Dell
Precision 380 CentOS5 x86_64 Pentium D 3.20GHz 6GB DDR2 667MHz Nvidia Quadro FX 1400 Dell P1130 21" CRT DVD+-RW USB, Gigabit Ethernet Nuvision stereo emitter, SGI Dialbox
moray SGI
IRIX64 6.5.30 400MHz R12000, IP30 1GB V6 22" SGI CRT none 100Mb Ethernet NuVision stereo emitter, SGI Dialbox
squid Dell Studio XPS 435MT CentOS5 x86_64 Intel Core I7 2.67GHz 6GB DDR3 1066MHz Nvidia Quadro FX 1300 22" SGI CRT DVD+-RW DL, USB SATA Docking Station for 2.5, 3.5" Drives Firewire, USB, Gigabit Ethernet NuVision stereo emitter
coral Apple iMac 5.1 OS X Leopard (10.5.8, x86_64) 2.16GHz Core2Duo 2GB DDR2 667MHz ATI Radeon X1600 20" LCD DVD+-RW (+R DL) Firewire, USB, Bluetooth, Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11 b/g
iSight Webcam, HP Scanjet G4010 scanner
glxp1 Dell Precision 390 Windows XP Pro Core2Duo E6300 1.86GHz 1GB ATI Radeon HD 3400 Dell S2209W DVD+-RW USB, 100Mb Ethernet
glxp2 Dell Dimension 5150 Windows XP Pro Pentium D 1.86GHz 1GB ATI Radeon HD 3400 Dell S2209W DVD+-RW USB, 100Mb Ethernet
HP Scanjet 7400 Scanner

Graphics Lab Usage Policy

This facility has priority use for outreach and training and therefore should not be used for daily research operations in the laboratories of CSB core faculty. CSB core faculty are expected to provide adequate computing resources within their groups for these tasks. However, CSB members are free to use the facility for occasional "overflow" work. This would include interactive work to take advantage of special features of these machines (such as dials boxes, stereo screens, and removable media) and occasional, overnight compute jobs (i.e. an extra calculation during off-hours to help meet a deadline).

Please use the signup sheet on the door to reserve time on these computers. Unfortunately, we are not always able to predict when staff and/or students will need these resources. In such instances, the facility managers reserve the right to log out or "kill" any jobs running on these systems to insure that the primary mission of the facility is met. These occurrences should be extremely rare, and every effort will be made to contact the impacted user(s) in advance of such an event.

The graphics lab should remain locked outside of normal business hours M-F 8AM - 5PM. If you need to get into the lab after hours please see this secure page at the CSB Twiki (requires CSB login/password for access).

Contact outreach@structbio.vanderbilt.edu with questions or special requests.