Recommended Hardware

Linux Workstations

SBGrid's preferred hardware vendor is ThinkMate and we have some recommended configurations for structural biology computing. Please feel free to contact us at help@sbgrid.org regarding upcoming hardware purchases if you have questions - we'd be happy to advise.

Apple Workstations

Any Apple machine can be a capable computer for structural biology. The basic Apple educational discount is available through their online web store, and your institution may have negotiated an even better deal with their Apple representative. SBGrid has several labs that run exclusively on Macs and OS X.