[gmx-developers] KNL usage and mcdram
ake.sandgren at hpc2n.umu.se
Fri Sep 22 15:27:01 CEST 2017
Yeah, I'm running a longer benchmark series of the ion_channel case on
all our different hw types. Just wanted to make sure I hadn't missed
something when building the KNL version.
On 09/22/2017 02:36 PM, Szilárd Páll wrote:
> No, it does not. IIRC, as Berk said, there were small differences when
> using cache mode (as long as everything fits!), but you can also
> configure it in flat mode and bind mdrun to the first NUMA region. For
> all intents and purposes that should be as good as it gets.
> You might want to also try huge pages and quadrant mode (I don't have
> detailed data comment on the impact of these, but both of those have
> been claimed to be beneficial).
> On Fri, Sep 22, 2017 at 12:22 PM, Åke Sandgren
> <ake.sandgren at hpc2n.umu.se> wrote:
>> Ok, so gromacs doesn't explicitly use mcdram at least.
>> On 09/22/2017 11:44 AM, Berk Hess wrote:
>>> GROMACS simulations will usually completely fit in MCDRAM. So cache
>>> configuration should be ok. I don't recall if there is some small
>>> overhead to cache mode, in which case it would be better to use MCDRAM
>>> as (the only) memory.
>>> On 22/09/17 10:28 , Åke Sandgren wrote:
>>>> Quick question, does gromacs currently take advantage of explicit use of
>>>> mcdram on KNL nodes?
>>>> I.e., when it's not configure as cache that is.
>>>> Didn't see anything obvious during confiugure.
>> Ake Sandgren, HPC2N, Umea University, S-90187 Umea, Sweden
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