[gmx-users] opteron 2xdual core for MD

Erik Lindahl lindahl at sbc.su.se
Tue Mar 28 09:36:49 CEST 2006


On Mar 28, 2006, at 2:00 AM, Jayant James Jayasundar wrote:

> hello friends,
> Based on the benchmarking of gromacs on various processors I am  
> planning to buy a opteron 2xdual core system to perform MD  
> simulation. I am giving the configuration below please give your  
> comments on the operating system that is best suited. Whether to  
> use Fedora core4 or Enterprise Linux.
> CPU - 2 AMD Opteron model 285 Dual-Core 2.6Ghz x2
> Memory - 4gb Memory DDR-400 ECC Registered (4x1024mb, 2 for each   
> processor) x4
Nice, but you could get by with 2Gb unless you are running very large  

> Hard Drive(s) - Seagate 300 Gb SATA (NCQ)
> Video - XFX 7800GT 256mb Dual DVI
That video card is probably great for games, but it won't help  
Gromacs (yet), and it probably has a _very_ noisy fan. You might  
consider a slower card if you're going to have the machine in your room.



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