Re: cell on namd 2.7b1

From: Axel Kohlmeyer (
Date: Wed Apr 29 2009 - 08:34:08 CDT

On Wed, 2009-04-29 at 15:10 +0200, wrote:
> Hi,

ciao alessandro,

> I'm a student at University of Verona, I try to install Namd 2.7b1 on
> cell architecture (for research use), but cell architecture isn't
> supported by default. Is there a compatible architecture that permitt
> to compile Namd on cell?

for all practical purposes a cell processor is a powerpc processor
with some "extra magic" running on a linux operating system. so the
Linux-PPC architecture should be the proper choice. however, there
is no support for the vector units (unless you program it yourself),
so the performance will be very limited.


> thanks

Axel Kohlmeyer
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