[gmx-users] pentium III vs Pentium IVs

Bert de Groot bgroot at gwdg.de
Mon Mar 25 09:11:08 CET 2002

David van der Spoel wrote:
> On Sun, 24 Mar 2002, Erik Lindahl wrote:
> >The only reason to go with Pentium4 is if you need double-precision in
> >your MD calculations.
> Or if you do something else, besides MD, that uses a lot of double
> precision floating point. Benchmarks of Gaussian (quantum chemistry) show
> that the fastest P4 is quite a bit faster than the fastest Athlon.

Another issue to consider is the air conditioning in your computer room.
Those Athlons produce quite a bit of heat in comparison to intel CPU's.
We had to install a much more powerful airco after our 12 dual athlons
had arrived. 


Dr. Bert de Groot

Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry
Theoretical molecular biophysics group
Am Fassberg 11 
37077 Goettingen, Germany

tel: +49-551-2011306, fax: +49-551-2011089

email: bgroot at gwdg.de

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