[gmx-users] Hard lock up
Bill (William) Triest
wtriest at chemistry.ohio-state.edu
Fri Oct 8 22:04:18 CEST 2004
> > Yes its an athlon box, but I double checked and we are attempting to run
> > 3.2.1 (sorry about not lisitng the .1, I wasn't aware of it at the
> > time) The program runs fine on a single cpu athlon box w/ only a gig of
> > memory, but it crashes on a dual processor athlon mp box w/ 2 gigs of
> > memory.
> How about bios settings? Maybe you need a bios upgrade? Or the MP
> settings in your bios? Is your user running single or dual processor
I'll check for a bios upgrade. What settings in the bios would you like
me to check (I know there's the smp version that I can alter, that's all
that I can think of off the top of my head that would be releveant to a
> > >
> > > Otherwise gromacs stresses the CPU really hard. Could it be heating
> > > problems? Do you have temperature sensors on the chips? Could be a
> > > broken fan or a rotten memory chip too...
> > We did have a bad memory module last spring (it was still under warrenty
> > and got replaced) and the first thing I did when I heard the box started
> > hard hard-locking up again was run memtest86 on it. As for over eating,
> > it runs fine EXCEPT when gromacs runs. Since they run custom written
> > apps that take over a week to run and that I know stress the CPU, I'm
> > guessing its not that. (Though I'm going to double check, just in case)
> There is a CPU stress test program on our website somewhere (can't find
> it now). It runs quite a few degrees warmer than the AMD testing
I found this an I am currently testing it. Just for other people w/
simular problems, its under downloads and then contrib
http://www.gromacs.org/contributions/uploaded_contributions/stresscpu.tgz that's the current URL, but check http://www.gromacs.org/contributions/ in case a new version comes out.
Thanks again for all your help.
Student Worker - Linux
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