[gmx-developers] NVIDIA misrepresenting simulation package performance

Mark Abraham mark.j.abraham at gmail.com
Tue May 24 10:40:24 CEST 2016


Yeah, we've complained about this a few times. We sometimes get requests
for updated benchmarks, which I find easy to forget to prioritise given how
they use them. But I could explain why I'm so forgetful...


On Tue, May 24, 2016 at 8:47 AM David van der Spoel <spoel at xray.bmc.uu.se>

> Hi,
> my attention was brought to this page by a colleague:
> http://www.nvidia.com/object/tesla-servers.html
> Here, NVIDIA gives the relative performance of different codes on their
> GPUs. As we know, GROMACS is very efficient on CPUs and therefore the
> scale-up is not as impressive as other codes.
> Should we try to have NVIDIA post a fairer picture (ns/day)?
> Or debunk it on our own website?
> Cheers,
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