Paul J. Schupf Computational Laboratory
The Paul J. Schupf Scientific Computing Center was founded with gifts from Colby trustee Paul J. Schupf, grants from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and two grants from the National Science Foundation*. The laboratory hardware is a distributed cluster based on seven 16 Core PowerMacintosh workstations, a Dell Precision 5620 12 core (Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2609 v3 @ 1.90GHz) Linux system for scheduling and managing computing jobs while the main compute engine is an intel based 26 node compute cluster. Scientific applications/packages for computing and visualization (Gaussian and Gaussview, WebMO, MOE, Mathematica, R and MathLab. Just to name a few) are made available. Students are introduced to scientific computing and visualization during their first year at Colby. The graphics power of the workstations in hands-on exercises helps beginning students explore and visualize data in chemistry, biology, biochemistry, geology, mathematics, physics and astronomy.