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Raspa taking more time
« on: September 09, 2019, 10:58:14 PM »
Hello Prof. David Dubbeldam,

I have observed that RASPA is taking more time than our group's MC code (MTK). Basically I'm using RASPA for CFCMC. But for a check, I did GCMC of hexane (using CBMC) in a gas hydrate system using both RASPA and MTK. I have kept the same number of cycles, cutoff, moves, fugacity etc. MTK took 8 hr to finish while RASPA took  120 hr to finish. To recheck with a simple system, NPT simulation of TIP4P water was done and observed the same kind of nature. The same observed for TraPPE Methane too. Could you please suggest me on this?

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David Dubbeldam

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Re: Raspa taking more time
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2019, 08:15:15 PM »
For a comparison between some MC codes (Cassandra, DL Monte, Music, Raspa and Towhee) see:

There is a wide difference in the statistical value of a single MC step, however their computational performance is quite comparable.

RASPA is not optimized for speed, and meant for relatively small system-sizes. The most expensive part is usually the Ewald-summation.