[gmx-users] Preformance on AMD X2!

David van der Spoel spoel at xray.bmc.uu.se
Mon Mar 6 17:15:13 CET 2006

Mikko Hellgren wrote:
> Hi, 
> I am going to bye a new computer and I would like to run some MD 
> simulations on it. The budget is quite tight so I wonder if there is 
> any kind of advice to what machine I should bye. I did not find any 
> benchmarks test on the AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+ that I thought would be 
> a good choice for me. Any comment or experience of this or should I 
> consider Intel/Xeon/Opeteron instead. But take the tight budget in 
> consideration when you ansewer to this.....
X2  will be fine. Performance for small systems is proportional to clock 
speed, for large systems the cache size becomes important too.

> Many thanks for any comments
> Mikko Hellgren, PhD student at Karoliska Institutet 
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