[gmx-users] Gromacs on Gigabit Ethernet Dual Opteron Cluster
spoel at xray.bmc.uu.se
Sun Oct 5 19:55:01 CEST 2003
On Wed, 2003-10-01 at 18:53, Ghermes Chilov wrote:
> Dear gmx-users,
> I've got preliminary results of Gromacs's performance on Dual Opteron
> cluster (Gigabit Ethernet, LAM-MPI 7.0). The scalability is good (>80%)
> with up to 3 nodes used, but than it drops (44% for 8 nodes) and this
> decrease seems to correlate with CPU load (which also drops from
> 100-95% for 1 node to 60% for 8 nodes).
> Should I play with LAM compilation options or go fishing somewhere
> else? Probably parameters --with-tcp-short and --with-shm-short for
> Gigabit Ethernet may be increased? (with respect to 500 kb for Fast
which system do you use?
I'd suggest starting with the DPPC benchmark. Don't forget to use
-shuffle for grompp
> Ghermes Chilov
> Moscow State University
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