jalemkul at vt.edu
Wed Apr 22 22:17:23 CEST 2015
On 4/22/15 4:14 PM, Hossein H wrote:
> isn't gigabyte Ethernet adequate even for 2 nodes?
Well, what does your benchmarking show you? Likely the performance degrades
because the interconnect is simply too slow to benefit from additional CPU
> On Thu, Apr 23, 2015 at 12:36 AM, Justin Lemkul <jalemkul at vt.edu> wrote:
>> On 4/22/15 3:59 PM, Hossein H wrote:
>>> Dear GROMACS users and developers
>>> I've compiled GROMACS 4.5.5 with gcc and *enable-mpi* option for a small
>>> cluster e.g 4 nodes on 1GbE network
>>> The code was compiled without problem and i can use it in sequential and
>>> parallel mode (using mpirun command), but the performance over the network
>>> is very poor. indeed i can run the jobs on one nodes faster than 4 nodes.
>>> because each nodes has 4 cores, i run jobs over network using following
>>> mpirun -np 16 --host node01,node02,node03,node04 mdrun -deffnm input -v
>>> Someone has any idea why the performance is so poor?
>> Because you're using gigabit ethernet as your connection. That's not
>> adequate for parallelization across machines.
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