[gmx-users] Gromacs: Cloud Vs. Boinc Server?

Szilárd Páll szilard.pall at cbr.su.se
Tue Oct 11 22:05:27 CEST 2011

Hi Gregory,

I am not very familiar with the could computing offerings, but as far
as I know, in general they are not a very cheap solution when it comes
to relatively low usage (non massive enterprise use).

If you would need it only for you own research, you might be better
off with applying for a grant to get cluster time at a compute center.

Alternatively, as the next Gromacs version will support GPU
acceleration and will have quite with decent performance, you could
consider investing in multi-GPU box with GeForce cards. Of course,
this is feasible only if you don't mind the maintenance overhead and


On Fri, Oct 7, 2011 at 6:13 PM, Gregory Kielian
<gregory.kielian at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello All,
> I am a poor, grad-student searching for a cheap/reliable way to perform
> GROMACS trypsin-dynamic simulations, and I would like to hear about other's
> experiences with GROMACS performance with cloud computing (i.e. Amazon's EC2
> cluster compute)?
> Or would it be better to try to build up a Boinc Server?
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