[gmx-users] How to buy a new cluster?

David van der Spoel spoel at xray.bmc.uu.se
Thu Dec 2 12:38:58 CET 2004

On Thu, 2004-12-02 at 13:05 -0500, Ran Friedman wrote:
> Relating to the same topic - are 64bit processors really superior when
> running GMX, especially considering their higher price and slower
> clock speed relative to the conventional 32bit processors?
check the benchmarks

the athlon64/opteron chips are 50% faster per clock as the Xeons. 

Especially to answer this question I have updated the table above with a
column "rate" giving a processor speed per clock cycle.

David van der Spoel, PhD, Assoc. Prof., Molecular Biophysics group,
Dept. of Cell and Molecular Biology, Uppsala University.
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