[gmx-users] Beware of your interconnect hardware
joyoung at uwo.ca
Tue May 23 19:02:19 CEST 2006
Not too long ago I posted about my problems with processes freezing
(just to refresh, I am running two dual-core nodes for a total of
I managed to remedy the problem by removing the Dell PowerConnect
2708 Gigabit switch and replacing it with a simple crossover cable.
Ever since then, the system has been running rock solid.
Are there actually issues with switch hardware with Gromacs? I used
to think that these things were pretty much fool proof. I spent about
a month trying to fix what I perceived as a Linux issue.
That poses a question I have to all of you. Is there a particular
brand or model of switch you recommend? Eventually I would like to
add another node to the system!
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