[gmx-users] Re: Hardware suggestion

David van der Spoel spoel at xray.bmc.uu.se
Fri Mar 13 08:06:40 CET 2009

Sedat Çapar wrote:
> Hello,
> We are a project group and we are planning to work with gromacs.
> Firstly, we will purchase a computer to run gromacs.
> I am planning to purchase a SUN server or workstation since I think 
> they may outperform any PC but I'm not sure.
> I investigated your web site but I could not find a handy info about 
> platforms or OS to be preferred.
> I even not sure about that if  we can succesfully compile gromacs on 
> I need your experiences, does it worth to purchase a SUN server to run 
> gromacs faster?
> can you suggest a hardware configuration for the best performance?
> Please take into account that, In future we are planning to increase the 
> number of computer to run gromacs parallel.
> Thank you very much
> yours sincererly...
> Sedat Capar
Hi, this could go tot the gmx-users list as well. I will CC the answer 
there and please continue discussing there.

GROMACS will compile fine on SOlaris as far as I know, but the hardware 
in these computers is very similar to other PCs.

David van der Spoel, Ph.D., Professor of Biology
Molec. Biophys. group, Dept. of Cell & Molec. Biol., Uppsala University.
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