[gmx-users] best price/performance for GMX?

Peter Tieleman tieleman at ucalgary.ca
Sun Oct 7 21:58:09 CEST 2001

I haven't looked into buying anything new recently, but from the prices of
desktops it seems dual processor
Pentium 4 Xeons at 1.8 GHz or so might become interesting too. Increased
single processor speed would be useful for larger jobs that otherwise would
have problems with the mpi-scaling of PME. Has anyone tried dual processor
P4's yet?


Dr. D.P. Tieleman, Assistant Professor, AHFMR Scholar
Department of Biological Sciences, University of Calgary
2500 University Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 1N4
web: www.ucalgary.ca/~tieleman  fax: (403)289-9311 tel: (403)220-2966

> -----Original Message-----
> From: gmx-users-admin at gromacs.org [mailto:gmx-users-admin at gromacs.org]On
> Behalf Of Erik Lindahl
> Sent: Sunday, October 07, 2001 10:56 AM
> Cc: gmx-users at gromacs.org
> Subject: Re: [gmx-users] best price/performance for GMX?
> Hi,
> We're just about to upgrade the existing cluster in Groningen with more
> dual-P3 machines;
> it might be interesting for you to know that Intel are rumoredly
> planning to
> stop producing
> SMP-capable P3's by december 1st, so if you want some you should
> order fast!
> It's no real problem; I'm sure Dual Athlons will be a wonderful
> alternative
> soon, but right
> now the're still somewhat untested in clusters, and the motherboards and
> memory somewhat
> expensive.
> Erik

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