[gmx-users] mdrun load sharing between dual processor machine

David van der Spoel spoel at xray.bmc.uu.se
Fri May 3 02:06:56 CEST 2002

On Thu, 2 May 2002, Oliver Beckstein wrote:

>On Thu, 2 May 2002, Lynne E. Bilston wrote:
>> Also, does ssh slows down the interconnect compared to rsh?
>According to the LAM documentation ssh/rsh is only used to start the
>processes on the other nodes; the actual communication is done through lam
>and is determined by the -c2c or -lamd options to mpirun (-c2c is supposed
>to be faster). The underlying transport mechanism that is determined at
>compile time (--with-rpi=tcp|sysv|usysv) might also influence your
>performance. usysv seems to be recommended if it works on your system but
>I haven't done any proper tests.
>[Has anyone looked at the influence of these variables on performance? 
>Any recommendations--esp. for clusters of Athlon duals?]

that was with gromacs 2 before dual athlons were invented...


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