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Issue No. 03 - May-June (2013 vol. 15)
ISSN: 1521-9615
pp: 64-70
Teong Han Chew , Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Kwee Hong Joyce-Tan , Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
Zeti Azura Mohamed Hussein , Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
Pek Iee Elizabeth-Chia , Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Mohd Shahir Shamsir , Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
For simulation-based work, researchers often have limited hardware capacities and budgets, so they create a low-cost parallel computing platform using PCs and commodity hardware, assembled and configured as a Beowulf-class computing cluster. Here, an astute approach (for a molecular dynamics simulation example) greatly improves performance through hardware upgrades and other tricks.
Scientific computing, Performance evaluation, Costs, Simulation, Parallel processing, Molecular computing, scientific computing, molecular dynamics, performance tuning, performance comparison, low-cost system, Gromacs, NAMD

T. H. Chew, K. H. Joyce-Tan, Z. A. Hussein, P. I. Elizabeth-Chia and M. S. Shamsir, "Improving Molecular Dynamics Simulation Performance on Low-Cost Systems," in Computing in Science & Engineering, vol. 15, no. , pp. 64-70, 2013.
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