HOOMD-blue 0.9.1 release

October 12th, 2010

HOOMD-blue performs general-purpose particle dynamics simulations on a single workstation, taking advantage of NVIDIA GPUs to attain a level of performance equivalent to many cores on a fast cluster. Flexible and configurable, HOOMD-blue is currently being used for coarse-grained molecular mynamics simulations of nano-maertials, glasses, and surfactants, dissipative particle dynamics simulations (DPD) of polymers, and crystallization of metals.

HOOMD-blue 0.9.1 adds many new features. Highlights include:

  • 10 to 50 percent faster performance over 0.9.0
  • DPD (Dissipative Particle Dynamics) capability
  • EAM (Embedded Atom Method) capability
  • Removed limitation on number of exclusions
  • Support for compute 2.1 devices (such as the GTX 460)
  • Support for CUDA 3.1
  • and more

HOOMD-blue 0.9.1 is available for download under an open source license. Check out the quick start tutorial to get started, or check out the full documentation to see everything it can do.