Hardware Recommendations

In our discussions with new OpenMM users, an oft-asked question is what hardware they should purchase for running OpenMM simulations. OpenMM supports both CUDA and OpenCL. As such, it can produce accelerated computations on a wide range of hardware, including both NVIDIA and AMD GPUs. To help guide users in choosing and setting up their hardware to maximize performance, we've provided the information below.

Although OpenMM can parallelize a single simulation across multiple GPUs, it is usually much more efficient to run a separate simulation on each GPU. The following recommendations assume that is how you will use it. Also, while OpenMM can run entirely on a CPU, the performance with a good GPU is many times faster, so that is almost always recommended.


Hardware (last edited 2016-05-04 22:10:54 by localhost)