I am an undergraduate student at Michigan State University, entering
my junior year this fall. I am investigating molecular modelling
packages for research I plan on doing next summer, and am writing to
ask for help and recommendations regarding the wide variety of
packages out there. I need to be able to do energy minimizations as
well as geometry optimizations, predict electron densities, zoom in
and out among structures, and - if possible - view and record
particle-particle interactions. Here's the catch -- I am running an
IBM 486DX2 66 Mhz with 20 MB of RAM and 1 MB vRAM with Win95. I am
planning on upgrading if possible, but that will depend on funding.
Forget system speed for now, I just need to know the best packages out
there. Please mail shahvika at pilot.msu.edu. Thank you.