HOOMD-blue 0.9.0 released

May 20th, 2010

HOOMD-blue stands for Highly Optimized Object-oriented Many-particle Dynamics — Blue Edition. It performs general-purpose particle dynamics simulations on a single workstation, taking advantage of  NVIDIA GPUs to attain a level of performance equivalent to dozens of processor cores on a fast cluster.

HOOMD-blue 0.9.0 is a major new release. Highlights include:

  • Support for Fermi generation GPUs
  • Performance enhancements
  • New pair potentials
  • Particle data is now accessible from hoomd scripts
  • Binary format dump files for simulation restarts
  • Numerous small enhancements to enable easily restartable jobs
  • 2D simulations are now possible
  • Integration methods can now be applied to specified groups of particles
  • All IMD commands issued by VMD are now understood
  • and more

HOOMD-blue 0.9.0 is available for download under an open source license.