RUMD: A general purpose molecular dynamics package optimized to utilize GPU hardware down to a few thousand particles

Nicholas Bailey, Trond Ingebrigtsen, Jesper Schmidt Hansen, Arno Veldhorst, Lasse Bøhling, Claire Lemarchand, Andreas Elmerdahl Olsen, Andreas Kvist Bacher, Lorenzo Costigliola, Ulf Rørbæk Pedersen, Heine Larsen, Jeppe C. Dyre, Thomas Schrøder

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RUMD is a general purpose, high-performance molecular dynamics (MD) simulation package running on graphical processing units (GPU’s). RUMD addresses the challenge of utilizing the many-core nature of modern GPU hardware when simulating small to medium system sizes (roughly from a few thousand up to hundred thousand particles).

It has a performance that is comparable to other GPU-MD codes at large system sizes and substantially better at smaller sizes. RUMD is open-source and consists of a library written in C++ and the CUDA extension to C, an easy-to-use Python interface, and a set of tools for set-up and post-simulation data analysis. The paper describes RUMD’s main features, optimizations and performance benchmarks.
TidsskriftSciPost Physics
StatusUdgivet - 14 dec. 2017

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