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Special VigyaanCD edition for

Note: If you encounter any problems with this CD please contact
Pratul K. Agarwal (
Also see helpful tips page.

What is this CD for?
This CD is a special version of VigyaanCD which allows users to perform electronic structure calculations with the package GAMESS-US. In addition, following software is also available:
  • Ghemical-GMS: GUI for creation of structure and preparation of GAMESS input.
  • GTK-GAMESS: GUI for job submission and progress monitor.
  • Jmol: Molecular visualization program.
  • Babel: A program of convert molecular structure between different formats.
What is VigyaanCD?
VigyaanCD is a live Linux CD containing all the required software to boot the computer with ready to use modeling software for bioinformatics, computational biology and computational chemistry.

How do I get a copy of VigyaanCD with GAMESS-US?
Please register and download from here and send us your feedback.

Do I need to install VigyaanCD on my computer to run it?
No. You can directly run VigyaanCD by booting the computer from CD-ROM without installing anything on your hard-disk. When done, simply remove the VigyaanCD and reboot the computer. Your computer will boot normally.

What do I need to run VigyaanCD?
You need to download the latest Vigyaan ISO and burn it on to a CD. The hardware requirements are as following:
  • Intel-compatible CPU (i486 or later),
  • 20 MB of RAM for text mode, at least 96 MB for graphics mode (256 MB recommended to use the various graphical software),
  • bootable CD-ROM drive, or a boot floppy and standard CD-ROM (IDE/ATAPI or SCSI),
  • standard SVGA-compatible graphics card,
  • serial or PS/2 standard mouse or IMPS/2-compatible USB-mouse.
Do I need to have/install Windows or Linux on my computer to use VigyaanCD?
No. All the software needed to start the workbench are present on the CD.

I don't have root/administrative privilege for the computer, is that a problem?
No. All you need to do is boot the computer from CD.

Further Documentation:
Getting started: Simple tutorial
Some helpful tips
Ghemical-GMS Tutorial
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