[gmx-users] optimization of gromacs 4.0.5 on AIX Power6
Mark.Abraham at anu.edu.au
Thu Aug 27 23:33:59 CEST 2009
Rodrigo faccioli wrote:
> I believe that this problem is about mpi installation.
> What mpi version was installed ? Lampi or openmpi.
That would be plausible on a home-built linux cluster, but not so likely
on a cluster bought from a recognized vendor like IBM, whose MPI
installation should be dependable.
> There is a good tutorial about that in
> Best regards,
> Rodrigo Antonio Faccioli
> Ph.D Student in Electrical Engineering
> University of Sao Paulo - USP
> Engineering School of Sao Carlos - EESC
> Department of Electrical Engineering - SEL
> Intelligent System in Structure Bioinformatics
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> On Thu, Aug 27, 2009 at 7:14 AM, Silvia Giuliani
> <silvia.giuliani at cineca.it>wrote:
>> Dear All
>> Has anybody tried version 4.0.5 on an IBM Power6 (4.7Ghz) cluster?
>> We have installed the program with the following configure options (using
>> fftw we installed separately):
>> ./configure --with-fft=fftw2 --enable-mpi --enable-float CC=mpcc_r
>> F77=mpxlf_r CXX=mpCC_r CFLAGS="-O3 -qarch=pwr6 -qtune=pwr6 -qcpluscmt"
>> It compiles and works but the performance is poor compared to our Opteron
>> Cluster (2.6Ghz)
>> For example with 8 procs for a small protein in water we get 5.8ns/+day
>> compared to 9.6 ns/day on the Linux cluster, which is a bit disappointing.
>> Since there alot of compiler options to play with we would be grateful if
>> somebody who has already found a good set would share them with us.
>> best wishes
>> Silvia Giuliani
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