Vigyaan is an electronic workbench for bioinformatics, computational biology, and computational chemistry. It is a Linux-live CD containing all the required software to boot the computer with ready to use modeling software. It includes Artemis, Bioperl, BLAST (NCBI-tools), ClustalX, Cn3D, EMBOSS tools, Garlic, GROMACS, Ghemical, GNU R, Gnuplot, GIMP, ImageMagick, JMol, MPQC, NJPlot, Open Babel, Octave, PSI3, PyMOL, Rasmol, Raster3D, SMILE, TINKER, XDrawChem, Xmgr, and Xfig.
Gabedit is a graphical interface for the FireFly, Gamess-US, Gaussian, Molcas, Molpro, MPQC, NWChem, OpenMopac, ORCA, and Q-Chem computational chemistry packages. It includes a 3D molecule editor and viewer. Most major molecular file formats are supported, and graphics can be exported in many formats.
Teriodic is a training tool for the periodic table of the elements. Starting from 1 (hydrogen), it quizzes the abreviations of each element in numerical order. If you make a mistake, it shows you the next five elements and lets you start again from hydrogen. Knowing the periodic table makes it possible to estimate what chemicals look like and how they react.
The Bioinformatics Benchmark System is an attempt to build a reasonable testing framework, tests, and data, to enable end users and vendors to probe the performance of their systems. It is not trying to be the last word in informatics benchmarking, as there are simply too many codes, tests, data sets, and databases. The goal is to create a core of tests that all may download and use to probe specific elements of system performance. The end goal is to enable a pluggable set of tests, including the core tests, so that performance data may be gathered.