[gmx-users] Athlon cluster experience

Lynne E. Bilston l.bilston at unsw.edu.au
Wed Feb 19 07:18:55 CET 2003


My dual Athlon cluster is about 10 months old (dual 1800MP processors on a 
tyan MB). lm_sensors gives a temperature of about 49-55 degrees C when 
running both processors on a job. Idling is about 42-45C. Yours do seem a 
bit hot by those standards.

I did initially have some problems with jobs quitting due to overheating. 
It turned out our AC system was being switched off at night. IHow warm is 
the room your cluster is in?

Let me know if you want more info on my lm_sensors setup or output.


>is anyone out there currently using a cluster of newer dual processor
>athlon machines? We are having some problems, which we think might be
>related to cooling. If you do have an athlon cluster, I would be
>interested in what the CPU temperature (as reported by lm_sensors or
>another tool) is. We are experiencing intermittent lockups and other
>strangeness, but our chips are idling at 55C and topping out at ~65-70C.

Lynne E. Bilston, PhD
Senior Scientist, Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute, and
Conjoint Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of New South 
POWMRI, Barker St, Randwick, NSW 2031 Australia
Tel: +61-2-9382-7924	Fax: +61-2-9382-2643

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