Hi,

Does anyone use pymol for very large structures, such as a full virus 60-mer capsid? If so, what processing power, memory, graphics card, etc. do you need to render these large files and manipulate them without any slowing? PyMol takes about 1 minute to think after trying to spin one of these full capsids, and that is on a dual-core 8gb ram laptop. 

Is a 12-core mac like this overkill?
http://store.apple.com/us_smb_78313/configure/MD771LL/A

Has anyone built other machines to do this sort of work? 

Appreciate your input,

Shane Neeleu