Protomol out of advmethods, and soon to come to GPUs

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Following the recent update of the Protomol core to version 24, which fixed a major checkpoint management bug, the Protomol core is now considered to be stable. Protomol units are now being distributed to all uniprocessor clients, without the need for special startup flags to be specified.

The research teams have high hopes for the NML (Normal Mode Langevin) method used in the Protomol core, and are confident that with it, interesting results will soon be achieved.

Visiting this page on the SimTK website reveals that the NML method will be implemented in the OpenMM library - which, to recap, is the base for the future GPU3 client. We can therefore expect to see in the near future a Protomol core which can take advantage of the raw power of our graphics cards.