Montreal, CANADA — Chemical Computing Group Inc. (CCG) announced that CCG’s MOE software has been ported to the HP-UX 11 operating environment. MOE is now available on all Hewlett-Packard Company platforms, including UNIX technical servers and UNIX, NT or Linux workstations.
“Chemists involved in all areas of chemical computing such as computational chemistry, cheminformatics and bioinformatics rely on industry-leading software and hardware to facilitate research in new drug design,” explained Bill Hayden, Vice President of CCG. “One of the biggest challenges of using the latest and greatest software and hardware is being able to integrate these resources into your current computing research environment cost-effectively and quickly. HP and CCG offer a flexible, scalable solution that allows you to quickly and easily upgrade hardware and software as your computational research needs change.”
CCG products are built in the Molecular Operating Environment (MOE), a unique and flexible software system designed specifically for chemical computing. Due to its embedded language architecture, MOE delivers built-in, out-of-the-box applications; source code for easy adaptation; and a platform for rapid methodology application prototyping. It is also the only true platform-independent software package that allows researchers to choose the platform that best meets their needs and resources. MOE’s built-in suites of applications cover a wide range of research including High Throughput Screening Data Analysis, Combinatorial Chemistry Library Design and Protein & Homology Modeling, as well as molecular modeling and simulation.
“To keep up with constant changes in science and technology, chemical computing researchers rely on industry-leading hardware and software that is powerful, yet flexible and cost-effective,” said David Valenta, global chemistry and pharmaceutical solutions market development manager for HP’s Technical Computing Division. “MOE software running on HP servers and workstations provides chemists with enterprisewide solutions that can scale as their needs change or the demands of science evolve.”
The HP 9000 server family spans a wide range of price and performance points to meet any chemistry research need. With four computers, each containing eight 64-bit PA-8600 CPUs in one 19-inch rack, HP’s N-Class server combines an affordable, yet powerful system meeting the demands of computational chemistry applications. HP’s new PA-8600 processor enhances performance of data-intensive computational chemistry applications. With 1.5MB of on-chip cache, the highest on-chip memory level in the industry, system latency is minimized and performance is dramatically increased. HP 9000 Technical Servers feature multiprocessors, high-performance memory systems, large memory capacity, and high bandwidth I/O.
HP’s line of UNIX, NT or Linux workstations enables computational chemists to access industry-leading graphics performance using HP’s fx line of OpenGL graphics cards. HP is delivering an affordable solution with unmatched global support and manageability tools, provided in conjunction with highest-resolution graphics in a highly scalable PC, UNIX, or Linux workstation configuration. Because CCG’s MOE is platform independent, it can be used on any of these HP hardware options. Information about HP and its products can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.hp.com .
Chemical Computing Group Inc. develops and markets high-end scientific software and services for High Throughput Screening, Combinatorial Chemistry, Protein & Homology Modeling and Computer Aided Molecular Design applied to Life and Materials Sciences. Information about CCG and MOE can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.chemcomp.com .