Accelerating Quantum Chemistry Calculations with Graphical Processing Units - Toward in High-Density (HD) Silico Drug Discovery
The growing power of central processing units (CPU) has made it possible to use quantum mechanical (QM)
calculations for in silico drug discovery. However, limited CPU power makes large-scale in silico screening such as
virtual screening with QM calculations a challenge. Recently, general-purpose computing on graphics processing units
(GPGPU) has offered an alternative, because of its significantly accelerated computational time over CPU. Here, we
review a GPGPU-based supercomputer, TSUBAME2.0, and its promise for next generation in silico drug discovery, in
high-density (HD) silico drug discovery.
Keywords: Central processing units, general-purpose computing on graphics processing units, high density server, quantum
mechanical calculation, supercomputer, virtual screening.
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