I’m an IT Acquisitions and Licensing specialist researching well-supported cloud software alternatives to Fujitsu’s molecular modeling SCiGRESS. I am coming in with a tech background, but little to none in chemistry, so I’m seeking the expertise of users of chemistry software.
While my online research has yielded software with (purportedly) similar functionality to SCiGRESS, most of these seem to be of the traditional download and install varieties, with most search engine results for “molecular modeling cloud software” and “computational chemistry cloud software” detailing the benefits of performance in the cloud as an alternative to expensive, dedicated hardware rather than software that runs in the cloud to which one can subscribe. The exception to this trend is ChemCompute, but the combination of GAMESS and TINKER do not seem to fulfill all of the functionality of SCiGRESS.
As such, I’m putting the question forward to you chemistry professionals: are there any molecular modeling and/or computational chemistry software that have similar functionality to SCiGRESS, but being implemented as well-supported cloud software rather than requiring packaging, installation, and management?
Edit (19/07/30): The usage is to be in a two-year community-college environment, so lower undergraduate uses will be the norm. Still awaiting reply from professors to determine their exact needs for this software.
Edit (19/08/01): I've received a reply from one of the coordinators that they will poll all users and get back to me, but to expect a wait of at least two weeks.