[gmx-developers] Gromacs hardware

Brendan Moran annirack at shaw.ca
Mon Apr 25 22:27:42 CEST 2005

Brendan Moran wrote:

>  The benefit is parallelism, and preprogramming.  The opteron is going 
> to be doing a lot of pushing variables around, and that takes time.  
> An FPGA based processor might be able to handle that portion better, 
> though it will never compare with the raw power available from a true 
> CPU.

I should point out that I never thought that the coprocessor would be 
doing all the work.  It would just be a tool to operate the most time 
consuming part of the gmx algorithm, as outlined by Erik

Brendan Moran

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