NAMD development is driven by major trends in computing and structural biology.

Larger Molecules

The structures of increasingly larger biomolecular aggregates are being determined.

HIV Virus Capsid Tubular Form


Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus

Larger Machines

More powerful parallel supercomputers with larger processor counts are becoming available.

Blue Waters at NCSA, 773,632 CPU cores and 3072 GPUs

Affordable Computing

Commodity supercomputing is attainable locally for even modest experimental labs.

Workstation With GPU Accelerators


Desktop MDFF