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Please note that this page is under construction. We are documenting the 240-node cluster maya that will be available after Summer 2014. Currently, the 84-node cluster tara still operates independently, until it becomes part of maya at the end of Summer 2014. Please see the 2013 Resources Pages under the Resources tab for tara information.
How to run VMD on tara

Introduction

To run the Visual Molecular Dynamics (VMD) software on tara
[araim1@tara-fe1 ~]$ vmd
To use VMD's graphical interface, you must set up an X11 connection.
VMD tries to tailor its display to your local graphics hardware. We have seen a problem on some Macs, where the display flickers to the point of being unusable. Setting the VMDDISABLESTEREO environment variable in your terminal before running VMD may address the problem
[araim1@tara-fe1 ~]$ VMDDISABLESTEREO=1 
[araim1@tara-fe1 ~]$ export VMDDISABLESTEREO