[phenixbb] refinement using a multiprocessor machine or on a cluster

Pavel Afonine PAfonine at lbl.gov
Fri Mar 6 22:12:39 PST 2009

Hi Gino,

phenix.refine does not use any advantage of multiple available CPUs. Sorry.


On 3/4/09 11:26 AM, Gino Cingolani wrote:
> Dear Phenix community,
> I was wondering if it is possible to run a refinement job on multiple
> processor. The refinement of my 13,000 asymmetric unit takes about 2
> days. It could be greatly speeded up by taking advantage of the 4 CPUs
> in my PC. The phenix manual suggest to use 
> nproc=3
> to run using a multiprocessor machine or on a cluster.
> But this applies only to LigandFit and AutoBuild Wizards.
> What about simple refinement?
> Thanks in advance,
> Gino

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