[gmx-users] Dell PowerEdge M710 with Intel Xeon 5667 processor

Szilárd Páll szilard.pall at cbr.su.se
Tue Jan 18 20:01:41 CET 2011


Although the question is a bit fuzzy, I might be able to give you a
useful answer.

>From what I see on the whitepaper of the Poweredge m710 baldes, among
other (not so interesting :) OS-es, Dell provides the options of Red
Had or SUSE Linux as factory installed OS-es. If you have any of
these, you can rest assured that Gromacs will run just fine -- on a
single node.

Parallel runs are little bit different story and depends on the
interconnect. If you have Infiniband, than you'll have a very good
scaling over multiple nodes. This is true especially if it's the I/O
cards are the Mellanox QDR-s.


On Tue, Jan 18, 2011 at 4:48 PM, Maryam Hamzehee
<maryam_h_7860 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Dear list,
> I will appreciate it if I can get your expert opinion on doing parallel computation (I will use GROMACS and AMBER molecular mechanics packages and some other programs like CYANA, ARIA and CNS to do structure calculations based on NMR experimental data) using a cluster based on Dell PowerEdge M710 with Intel Xeon 5667 processor architecture which
> apparently each blade has two quad-core cpus. I was wondering if I can get some information about LINUX compatibility and parallel computation on this system.
> Cheers,
> Maryam
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