[gmx-developers] Hardware accelerator

David van der Spoel spoel at xray.bmc.uu.se
Wed Dec 1 09:37:32 CET 2004

On Tue, 2004-11-30 at 22:26 -0500, Scott Thibault wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm considering the possibility of starting a project to develop an FPGA
> based accelerator for Gromacs (a subset anyway).  Is anyone else out
> there interested in this project?  I've looked at the code a bit and it
> is pretty complex, and I think some help may be necessary.
How fast you think you can make it? On a Pentium 4 we routinely get > 1
GFlop/s. You have to beat that by an order of magnitude before it
becomes viable, I would think...
> --Scott Thibault
> Green Mountain Computing Systems, Inc.
> http://www.gmvhdl.com
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