It's a ZIP of a whole folder structure of XML documents, even with nothing written! Bizarre.
I dated a physicist who went on to a graduate programme and she used a bargain basement laptop because even one of those is good enough for a reasonable simulation. Simple Ubuntu 9.10 install (at the time).
Picture of dancing pickles on the background because, you know, physicists can be fun and quirky.
Anything that requires a lot of compute cycles could run on the university's server farms.
Wherever you go...There you are. - Buckaroo Banzai