Experiences with asynchronous parallel molecular dynamics simulations

  • Marcus Dormanns
  • Walter Sprangers
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1067)


This article provides some insight in the runtime behavior of asynchronous methods for parallel molecular dynamics simulations that we recently introduced. From this, the advantages of the asynchronous mode of operation becomes very obvious, i.e. the abilities to hide message passing latencies, to reduce network congestion and to level out processing power and/or load fluctuations. The conclusions are validated by simulation runs on a network of up to 12 workstations, comparing the results to a synchronous mode of execution.


molecular dynamics simulation parallel processing asynchronous algorithm performance analysis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marcus Dormanns
    • 1
  • Walter Sprangers
    • 1
  1. 1.Lehrstuhl für BetriebssystemeRWTH AachenAachenGermany

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