[gmx-users] gmx4.6.1 performance problem "CPU acceleration: NONE"
mark.j.abraham at gmail.com
Thu Apr 11 22:20:20 CEST 2013
On Thu, Apr 11, 2013 at 5:41 PM, Yorquant Wang <wangykoo at gmail.com> wrote:
> I have installed GMX4.6.1 and GMX4.5.5 on the same cluster. There are
> 2 Xoen E5 2630CPU in one node on this cluster. I tested the performance of
> those two versions of GMX, found GMX4.6.1 only had 0.62 performance of
> When I checked the .log file of GMX4.6.1, I found
> CPU acceleration: NONE
> FFT library: FFTW 3.2 wrappers to MKL
> Large file support: enabled
> RDTSCP usage: disabled
> Built on: Mon Apr 8 10:46:58 CST 2013
> Built by: root at node3 [CMAKE]
> Build OS/arch: Linux 2.6.18-274.el5 x86_64
> Build CPU vendor: Unknown, detect failed
> Build CPU brand: Unknown, detect failed
Whatever your build system is was too weird/new for the auto-detection
system to cope with. And perhaps the assumption that your build CPU and
your mdrun CPU are the same is not valid.
> Build CPU family: 0 Model: 0 Stepping: 0
> Build CPU features:
> C compiler: /public/software/mpi/openmpi-16-intel/bin/mpicc Intel
> icc (ICC) 12.1.0 20111011
> C compiler flags: -std=gnu99 -Wall -ip -funroll-all-loops -O3
> So I think my installed GMX4.6.1 failed to use AVX_256 kenerl. The
> installed commend is below. Could someone give some suggestion how to solve
> this problem? Thank you very much!
Since the detection is failing for unknown reasons, you will need to select
an appropriate acceleration for your mdrun *execution* environment in your
call to CMake, e.g. with -DGMX_CPU_ACCELERATION=AVX_256.
> *$cmake ../ \*
> *-DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/public/software/gromacs-4.6 \*
> *-DGMX_MPI=ON \*
> *-DCMAKE_C_COMPILER=/public/software/mpi/openmpi-16-intel/bin/mpicc \*
> *-DCMAKE_CXX_COMPILER=/public/software/mpi/openmpi-16-intel/bin/mpicxx \*
> * -DGMX_BINARY_SUFFIX=_mpi \*
> *-DFFTWF_INCLUDE_DIR=/public/software/mathlib/fftw331-float/include \*
> *-DFFTWF_LIBRARY=/public/software/mathlib/fftw331-float/lib/libfftw3f.so *
> *$make –j 6*
> *$make install*
> Cheers up
> Yukun Wang
> PhD candidate
> Institute of Natural Sciences && College of Life Science, Shanghai Jiao
> Tong University
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> China Shanghai
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