[gmx-users] About mdrun -nt number
lara.bunte at yahoo.de
Mon Sep 24 17:55:20 CEST 2012
Sadly I don't know what a thread is. :( Sorry but I don't understand.
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Von: Peter C. Lai <pcl at uab.edu>
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Betreff: Re: [gmx-users] About mdrun -nt number
# of mdrun threads
-nt N is used to basically tell mdrun how many threads to spawn on the
local host. We refer to threads since on some architectures, a single core
can handle multiple threads. (like 2 threads per core with hyperthreading).
On 2012-09-24 04:33:19PM +0100, Lara Bunte wrote:
> In the man page of mdrun is written for the option -nt int: "Number of threads to start (0 is guess)"
> What do this mean? What is a thread in this context?
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