AMBER Archive (2004)

Subject: Re: AMBER: Setup for parallel computing

From: Stef (
Date: Sat Jul 10 2004 - 16:14:56 CDT

On ven, 2004-07-09 at 10:00 -0700, fangyu liang wrote:
> Hi,
> I want to build a parallel PC computing system to run Amber 8. Please advise on which Linux program(RedHat, Suse, etc) is best for multiple CPUs run, how many PC CPUs is best for this kind of scheme, and what the setup steps are. Thank you very much!
> Sincerely,
> Fangyu

You should consider CLIC from MandrakeSoft :

For hardware systems, in short, prefer opteron-based systems (the more
cpu you can get on your motherboard, the best will performances be : a
quadri cpu will be better than bi cpu), and very fast interconnecting
system (infiniband ou 10Gbit/s system).

Of course, as it is heavily depending on money, you can still use
athlons and gigabit interconnection.

One thing to never forget : warm is a danger, so pay attention to
refresh properly your room.


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