Molecular modeling system


Chimera is a program designed for visualization and analysis of molecular data. It is capable of generating high-quality, interactive visualizations and is highly extensible.

Using Chimera on RCC Resources

Chimera is available only on the Spear cluster, and requires that the end user has an Nvidia graphics card installed (for use in visualization). Though the program can be executed by either piping X or using the IQS, explained here, it is highly recommended that the IQS be used, as it is optimized for running GUI applications. Start a session using the IQS and select the General Access cluster and xterm options. Once you've logged in, load the Chimera module,

module load chimera

and then open the program using chimera, which will open a new window for the Chimera GUI. Further information on the usage of Chimera can be found in the documentation.