We study computational biology and simulations to decipher the elemental processes and to help alleviate human suffering. The methods developed in our lab allow for the prediction of how chemical reactions in enzymes and solutions can lead to more efficient chemical processes and the development of new and effective drugs."
"As one of the pioneers of using computer simulations for complex molecular systems, I learned since the late 60s to use very limited resources to capture the main physics of biological systems, without consuming enormous computer power." Arieh Warshel.
Professor Warshel and his research team leverage their knowledge of chemistry, biology and computer science to simulate biological systems to better understand their structure and function. This methodology has pioneered highly effective models for computer simulations of biological molecules, chemical reactions, and interactive drug therapies.
The Warshel research group operates 38 dedicated compute nodes on The University of Southern California HPC, all based on Intel CPU architecture and capable of achieving a benchmark of 12.2 trillion floating-point calculations per second. Our lab operates 5 home-based dedicated compute servers (also based on Intel CPU architecture) that can add another 5.18 trillion floating-point calculations per second to the total compute capacity available to group's members.