[gmx-users] Haphazard Results with LAM-MPI
David van der Spoel
spoel at xray.bmc.uu.se
Mon Apr 14 09:24:00 CEST 2003
On Mon, 2003-04-14 at 01:03, Venkat Ramanan K wrote:
> Thanx a lot Dallas and David....
> I have tried running the DPPC system on the cluster...which has a
> 100Mbit/S ethernet (switched) and I obtained the following
> 16 nodes - 9hr 28.54
> 8 nodes - 12hr 59:20
> 4 nodes - 12hr 27:47
> 2 nodes - 21hr 01.55
> Previously my system had about 8000 atoms, thats the reason why I
> had a problem as you had suggested. Even here the running time for
> 8 nodes and 4 nodes are quite conflicting...How can we explain
Lots of factors still...
- is the cluster used for other things simultaneously? Even switches
have a maximum bandwidth
- did you compile LAM using an increased minimum block size (to say 512
- CPU time still seems excessively long...
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