AMBER (Bioinformatics)


Amber is the collective name for a suite of programs that allow users to carry out molecular dynamics simulations, particularly on biomolecules. None of the individual programs carries this name, but the various parts work reasonably well together, and provide a powerful framework for many common calculations.

License Information

Effective January 1, 2009, there is no cost for users to run AMBER on SHARCNET clusters. The SHARCNET policy regarding commercial software can be found here.

Availability Table

System Versions
mosaic 14 (gpu)

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Change Log

o Apr 21,2017: Installed amber/16 on brown, kraken, orca, redfin, saw.
o Jun 29,2015: Installed amber/14 with gpu support on monk and mosaic.
o Oct 31,2014: Removed amber/12 from monk due to dependency on python/2.7.3
o Jan 29,2014: Installed amber/12 on redfin. Installed amber/14 on brown, hound, kraken, orca, redfin and saw.
o Jan 29,2014: Removed amber/11 from requin, guppy mako and 12 from wobbie.
o Sep 12,2013: Updated amber/12 on orca, brown and hound. Installed amber/12 on saw, kraken and monk. Removed amber from goblin, kraken and redfin.
o Oct 17,2012: Installed amber/12 on orca.
o Aug 26,2011: Installed amber/11 on brown, goblin, guppy, hound, kraken, mako, and saw.