Re: NAMD 2.9 Windows CUDA build?

From: Axel Kohlmeyer (akohlmey_at_gmail.com)
Date: Mon Nov 05 2012 - 02:01:30 CST

On Mon, Nov 5, 2012 at 8:27 AM, Norman Geist <norman.geist_at_uni-greifswald.de
> wrote:

> Hi Frederik,****
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> altough it wont help to solve the CUDA+Windows question, Id like to say
> that you got a strange IT department. It should be their responsibility to
> help you get it running, not to throw stones in your way, likely because
> they want to keep their network homogenous. The obvisously easiest and most
>

there is an easy way to deal with an uncooperative IT department.
go to you PI and explain that you need to have linux installed, or
else you cannot do your research properly and make your PI talk
to the department head that the IT department is uncooperative
and interfering with research. the point of having a homogeneous
network is complete BS. the times of DECnet and NetBIOS are
long gone. your linux box needs TCP/IP network connectivity just
like any windows machine; nothing more, nothing less. and even
centralized authentication via LDAP is possible with just a little
good will.

i've been through a few of these things in the past and with
just a little perseverance, it was always possible to resolve
them to my satisfaction. don't get intimidated by people that
are supposed to help you.

axel.

comfortable solution would be a linux installation on your machine, no big
> deal to keep the original windows 7. With a second harddrive you will not
> even have to touch the boot configuration and nobody will ever be able to
> notice, that there was a linux installation on the machine.****
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> Good luck.****
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> - Compliments to your IT department -****
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> Norman Geist.****
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> *Von:* owner-namd-l_at_ks.uiuc.edu [mailto:owner-namd-l_at_ks.uiuc.edu] *Im
> Auftrag von *Frederik Heurlin Aidt
> *Gesendet:* Freitag, 2. November 2012 11:31
> *An:* namd-l_at_ks.uiuc.edu
> *Betreff:* namd-l: NAMD 2.9 Windows CUDA build?****
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> Hello, ****
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> At my workplace, we've recently acquired a workstation running windows 7
> with a CUDA-enabled tesla-card. Because the IT department are making
> trouble, we can't install a linux partition on this machine. A while back,
> a thread was posted here where CUDA support on the windows platform were
> discussed (
> http://www.ks.uiuc.edu/Research/namd/mailing_list/namd-l/14361.html) and
> I understood from the message that CUDA support would be enabled in windows
> with NAMD v. 2.9. I've read the documentation, but I can't find any
> indication that this is the case. Could anyone please clarify this? If
> there are any new experimental binaries, I would be more than willing to
> test them.****
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> Best, ****
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> Frederik****
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Dr. Axel Kohlmeyer  akohlmey_at_gmail.com  http://goo.gl/1wk0
International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste. Italy.

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