[gmx-users] 2nd question related to load imbalance

David van der Spoel spoel at xray.bmc.uu.se
Wed Apr 13 11:31:46 CEST 2011

On 2011-04-13 11.26, delara aghaie wrote:
> Hello
> Previously I used gromacs/3.3 for my simulations of DPPc
> monolayer+Tip4P2005. I saw that it uses particle decomposition
> Now I want to use versin 4.0.7 because I need tcoupl=v-rescale
> This version does the domain decomposition which causes load imbalance.
> with this version because of load imbalance and loss of performance the
> simulation needs longer time to run.
> so the question:
> what is the benefit of this domain decomposition. I think it causes the
> runs to be done slower !!!.
> thanks
> D.aghaie
4.0.7 is a lot better than 3.3 for scaling, but the latest version 4.5.4 
is even better. In addition it contains new features and bugfixes.

David van der Spoel, Ph.D., Professor of Biology
Dept. of Cell & Molec. Biol., Uppsala University.
Box 596, 75124 Uppsala, Sweden. Phone:	+46184714205.
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