Time is always short in
science, and consequently a major focus during YASARA
development has been to deliver your results as quickly as
possible. This goal
could be achieved by using PVL, YASARA's custom vector
employs MMX/SSE/AVX assembler code to
a 2×-4× performance advantage over normal
In 2012, it has finally become possible to carry this
to a different world - the world of Android smartphones
The credit goes to Intel, who released the Medfield
'system on a chip' (in-depth review available here),
that empowers smartphones and tablets to execute not only
but also YASARA's highly optimized SSE assembler code.
Medfield and its built-in
PowerVR GPU are even fast enough to run YASARA 'as
it is', so you do not
get a stripped down app that just shares its name with the
desktop version. Rather,
works exactly as you know and expect it, making YASARA the
feature-complete molecular modeling software for
smartphones and tablets. Watch the
video on the right to see
how we tuned the user interface to guarantee an enjoyable
also on tiny smartphone screens.
YASARA for Android was
released in April 2013, and requires an
smartphone or tablet. If
you own an iPhone/iPad, please look
here for details. If you are just about to buy
yourself a new gadget, consider to choose one from the
list below, and verify
that it has an Intel Atom CPU before you buy.
is no extra charge for YASARA on Android. An very large
smartphones that can run YASARA:
Any smartphone with
Intel Atom CPU and a screen resolution >=480×640
pixels can run YASARA.
Since Intel unfortunately left the smartphone market in
2017, the number of available smartphone models is
declining, and your best option is to search for the
words 'smartphone' 'intel' 'atom' on Amazon or E-Bay.
Asus ZenFone 2
: One of the last available Intel smartphones in 2017,
powered by an Intel Atom Z3580 CPU with 4 cores, with
nice FullHD screen, the currently recommended smartphone
for running YASARA. Prices start at 150 EUR.
ASUS Zenfone 6
: powered by an Intel Atom Z2580 CPU with 2 cores.
: another smartphone powered by the fastest Intel Atom
Z2580 CPU, unfortunately the full HD screen slows down
the graphics, and it is not widely available.
Motorola Razr i
(see video on the upper right):
This was the first smartphone that could run YASARA, but
in the mean time the
hardware is outdated, making it a low-budget option
priced at ~200 EUR. Be careful not to order the
which is a normal ARM- based phone and cannot run
updated list of other smartphones that can run YASARA is provided by Intel, e.g. the Acer Liquid C1*
(Asia), Lava Xolo X900
MegaFon Mint (Russia), Motorola
MT788 (China), Orange
San Diego (France, UK), ZTE
Grand X In (Europe).
tablets that can run YASARA:
Any tablet with Intel
Atom CPU and a screen resolution >=640×480 pixels
can run YASARA.
Since the available models change frequently, a good
approach is to search for the words 'tablet' 'android'
'intel' 'atom' on Amazon or E-Bay and pick the one that
best suits your needs (try to get at least 4 CPU cores
if you want to run simulations). An up2date list sorted
by price can also be found
at this German price comparison site.
ASUS Transformer Pad
TF103C (Atom Z3745): With optional keyboard,
currently the best Android tablet to run YASARA (see
image at the bottom right).
Lenovo Yoga 2
Lenovo Tab S8-50
Acer Iconia Tab 8
Acer Iconia One 7/8
Blaupunkt Polaris IC
ASUS Fonepad 8
ASUS Fonepad 7
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3
Asus MeMO Pad FHD 10
First tablet that could run YASARA (see video on the
lower right), but technically obsolete now.
The following limitations currently apply to YASARA for
Ray-tracing with POV-Ray is not possible, since there
is no POV-Ray for Android. But you can save POV-Ray
above shows YASARA running
on the Motorola
smartphone, including a
molecular dynamics simulation with explicit
solvent. It also gives some
general background information about YASARA on
Android. Detailed usage
instructions can be found in the second video
available in India.
available in France and the UK.
Grand X In,
above shows YASARA running
on the Ramos W32 tablet,
YASARA usage instructions and an example for
surfaces by electrostatic potential using a
calculation. Everything works exactly the same on
smartphones. Many thanks
guiding through the movies.
tablet above is the ASUS Transformer Pad TF103C,
one of the currently best tablets to run YASARA on
Android. The price of 250 EUR includes the