[gmx-users] Suggestion needed for new workstation

Yang Ye leafyoung at yahoo.com
Sat Aug 11 05:51:54 CEST 2007

On 8/10/2007 3:29 PM, Martin Höfling wrote:
> ~5000€
> Well depending on the available infrastructure, a "cheap" workstation for 800€ 
> will do the job. Then you have 4200€ remaining to buy compute bricks. You 
> should definitely get more than 4 cores from this ammount.
Yes. I agree with you. If we can afford to do something like google: 
running bare-bone computer with just motherboard+CPU+RAM+HD on racks 
with good air ventilation, we can save much. But our IT guys want nice 
>> Any suggestions or comments?
> Yepp, plz comment my comments, since we're planing to by additional compute 
> nodes. 
> ATM, we're thinking about 8-way opteron nodes with barcelona core, if it is 
> available.
Yes. This is a good choice especially you only have GB Ethernet 
connection. The only shortcoming of Barcelona is how long AMD need to 
push it to 3.0GHz. 2007Q4? Not sure.
> Best
> 	Martin
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