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About the EMVL

Modeling detailed molecular interactions

Modeling detailed molecular interactions
Proteins may bind toxins or drugs which imitate the chemical characteristics of their natural ligands. By modeling detailed molecular interactions, scientists can predict which chemicals are most likely to bind to receptors such as the Estrogen Receptor shown in this image.

Welcome to EPA's Environmental Modeling and Visualization Laboratory (EMVL) Web site. Formerly called the National Environmental Supercomputing Center (NESC), the EMVL operates as part of the Agency's National Computer Center in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. EMVL provides High Performance Computing (HPC) and visualization resources dedicated solely for advancing environmental research, as part of US EPA's mission to protect the environment and human health.

In addition to HPC resources, the EMVL also provides technical support to scientists in the areas of computational modeling and visualization in areas ranging from computation toxicology to meso-scale atmospheric modeling.



National Computer Center in the Snow.

US EPA's National Computer Center in Research Triangle Park, NC, home to the National Environmental Scientific Computing Center. It doesn't happen often, but as you can see in this photograph, we do occasionally get significant snow fall in central North Carolina.



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