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X-ray Crystallography: GPUs Used for New Drug Discovery Projects

This is the work being done on our GPU systems at Southwest Research Institute. Cool!

SwRI®-developed Rhodium Docking Capability software enhances virtual screening capabilities for pharmaceutical, biochemical development

“This software, available currently for SwRI client use, accelerates drug discovery by rapidly screening feasible binding sites and docking (computer simulated) poses that are not revealed in crystal structures.”

Southwest Research Institute

Courtesy of Southwest Research

INTEL NEWS: New Xeon Phi Coprocessors

Intel Delivers New Architecture for Discovery with Intel® Xeon Phi™ Coprocessors

From newsroom.intel.com

Combination of Intel® Xeon® Processors and Intel® Xeon Phi™ Coprocessors Promises to Drive High Performance Computing Innovation


  • Intel® Xeon Phi™ coprocessors, when combined with the Intel® Xeon® processor E5 family, will deliver unprecedented parallel performance, increasing the productivity and efficiency of high- performance computing.
  • Efficient performance and a familiar programming model foster a thriving development community and extensive industry support from key OEMs, making high-performance computing easier to access for content creators, developers and scientists.
  • Optimizing applications with tools such as Intel Cluster Studio XE 2013 helps achieve industry’s best performance per watt for high degrees of parallelism on Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors as well asa significant increase in productivity on Intel Xeon processors E5 product family.
  • Ninety-one percent of all newly listed systems on the recently announced Top500 list of the world’s most powerful supercomputers are powered by Intel processors. Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors are already featured in 7 systems including the most power-efficient supercomputer on the list –”Beacon” delivering 2.44 GFlops/Watt.

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