[gmx-users] 32 bit dual core or 64 bit single core?
leafyoung81-group at yahoo.com
Fri Mar 10 16:59:57 CET 2006
First, running gromacs on laptop is a fast way to kill it. To keep a
laptop CPU running at 100% all time is a challenge even to a
energy-sensitive smart centrino or turion. They simply have no way to
Second, because Gromacs' advantage is its assembly loops using SSE/SSE2,
which is not part of x86 instruction. Besides, AMD's 64bit is fully
compatible 32bit software.
Dual core shall be better but you need benchmark for it.
Beniamino Sciacca wrote:
> Hi community!
> I'm new on this mailing list, so excuse me if i make some mistakes.
> I've to work with Gormacs for the analysis of the interaction of some
> molecules of DNA.
> For this purpouse I must buy a notebook; obviously i need a very
> performant computer...I've not much time!
> My question is:
> is better an intel centrino duo (dual core, but unfortunately works
> only on 32 bit) or is better an AMD turion 64 (that is single core but
> work on 64 bit, and gromacs could works on 32 bit)?
> which is more performant with the use of gromacs?
> are there some differences?
> thanks very much
> Beniamino (superbenji83 at yahoo.it)
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