Anton 2 Training Workshop

Date: December 14, 2017


This workshop is invitation-only and specifically targeted to PIs who have been awarded an allocation of computer time on the Anton 2 supercomputer at the PSC.

The Anton 2 workshop at PSC will cover all aspects of running MD simulations on Anton 2 , such as preparing and running simulations and analyzing MD trajectories generated on Anton 2 . In addition to lectures, there will be a hands-on session in the afternoon during which participants can prepare and conduct test-runs of their originally proposed system for the full 128-node Anton 2 machine. Thus, it is crucial that all participants bring an equilibrated version of their proposed system with them to the workshop, preferably one that has been equilibrated for several nanoseconds. The equilibrated systems need to be in Desmond dms format which is the input file format used by Anton 2 (this is also the format used by the Desmond MD package).

All invited PIs are strongly encouraged to attend or send a representative from their group since the workshop will provide necessary training for the production Anton 2 machine.

Seats are limited and due to space limitations we can only accommodate one representative from each group.  Applicants will be informed regarding their application status by mid-November.

If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Devlin at



Applications are no longer being accepted.



The agenda is subject to change.

8:00 - 8:30 Continental Breakfast
8:30 - 8:45 Welcome and Introduction
8:45 - 9:15 Introduction to Anton 2
9:15 - 10:30 Preparing and Running Simulations on Anton 2
10:30 - 10:45 Break
10:45 - 11:30 Analysis of Anton Trajectories
11:45 - 12:45 Lunch Break
12:45 - 5:00 Hands-on Session