[gmx-users] dual-core performance
David van der Spoel
spoel at xray.bmc.uu.se
Tue May 3 08:49:08 CEST 2005
On Mon, 2005-05-02 at 23:43 -0600, Justin MacCallum wrote:
> the new dual core Opterons have been mentioned several times on the
> mailing list recently. We're currently investigating our options for a
> cluster upgrade later this year. Has anyone benchmarked GROMACS on
> these machines yet? I believe both cores share a single memory
> controller on these chips. How does/would that affect performance?
Actually Erik Lindahl mentioned the opposite, that each processor does
have its own memory controller. Anyway, as soon as I get the machines I
will do benchmarks. We already have normal Quad Opteron machines for
which there are benchmarks on the website. It won't differ too much,
since GROMACS is not very memory sensitive anyway.
> Justin MacCallum
> PhD Student
> Departement of Biological Sciences
> University of Calgary
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