Desmond is a software package developed at D. E. Shaw Research to perform high-speed molecular dynamics simulations of biological systems on conventional commodity clusters, general-purpose supercomputers, and GPUs. The code uses novel parallel algorithms and numerical techniques to achieve high performance and accuracy on platforms containing a large number of processors, but may also be executed on a single computer. Desmond includes code optimized for machines with an NVIDIA GPU.

Desmond is available without cost for non-commercial use by universities and other not-for-profit research institutions. (Licenses for the commercial use of Desmond are available from Schrödinger, LLC.)

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