Re: Laptop for Molecular Dynamics

From: Sławek Orłowski (
Date: Fri May 25 2007 - 07:23:48 CDT


I have Toshiba P100 with Intel Core 2 Duo T7400, 2GB RAM, GeForce 7900
GS and very good 17” LCD. It is very fine laptop, but it is rather heavy
:) I think you should buy laptop with GeForce 7600 or better and with
64bit Core 2 Duo. 2 GB RAM is a minimum for analyzing MD trajectory. For
now 4 GB RAM in 2x2 GB DDR in laptop is very expensive. And one more,
desktop PC is always better (fast and scalable) than laptop in the same
configuration. For analyzing MD trajectories in my opinion you should
buy desktop PC.

I hope this can help,
Slawomir Orlowski
TMBG, Faculty of Physics Astronomy and Informatics
Nicolaus Copernicus University, Torun, Poland

Deepangi Pandit napisał(a):
> Hi All:
> I have been involved in molecular mechanics and pharmacophore modeling
> and now I am starting out to perform molecular dynamics simulations
> (MDS). For that I plan to buy a new PC, preferably a laptop. I plan to
> have WINDOWS and LINUX operating systems on it. I would appreciate if
> group members can share their recommendations about the typical
> processing, computing and graphical requirements to conduct meaningful
> MDS of a protein say of 500-800 residues.
> It is worthwhile to mention here that I did search this list-server
> and Google on the same topic but I did not find the latest
> information.
> Thank you.
> Deepangi

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