Is there any point in running NAMD over an ethernet-linked cluster?

From: Douglas Houston (
Date: Sat Sep 20 2014 - 06:18:25 CDT

Hi all,

It was my understanding that NAMD is at least somewhat parallelisable
across an ordinary ethernet-linked cluster of nodes. Is this not the

Can anyone on this mailing list tell me if they have successfully
noted a speed increase by running NAMD across an ethernet-linked
cluster vs. a single node?

If so, could they please list their network hardware, e.g. ethernet
cards, switch, number of nodes, cores per node, size of system
benchmarked, etc. I can't find any mention of recommended ethernet
hardware in the documentation.

Many thanks for your kind assistance.


Dr. Douglas R. Houston
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