[gmx-users] NVIDIA GTX cards in Rackable servers, how do you do it ?
jalemkul at vt.edu
Tue Feb 24 14:15:50 CET 2015
On 2/24/15 8:09 AM, Harry Mark Greenblatt wrote:
> Dear David,
> Hey Harry,
> Thanks for the caveat. Carsten Kutzner posted these results a few days ago.
> This is what he said :
> I never benchmarked 64-core AMD nodes with GPUs. With a 80 k atoms test
> system using a 2 fs time step I get
> 24 ns/d on 64 AMD cores 6272
> 16 ns/d on 32 AMD cores 6380
> 36 ns/d on 32 AMD cores 6380 with 1x GTX 980
> 40 ns/d on 32 AMD cores 6380 with 2x GTX 980
> 27 ns/d on 20 Intel cores 2680v2
> 52 ns/d on 20 Intel cores 2680v2 with 1x GTX 980
> 62 ns/d on 20 Intel cores 2680v2 with 2x GTX 980
> I think 20 Intel cores means 2 x 10 cores each.
> Yes, the 2680v2 is a 10 core processor. The "interference" I mentioned is not apparent across sockets, only within.
> But Szilard just mentioned in this same thread :
> If you can afford them get the 14/16 or 18 core v3 Haswells, those are
> *really* fast, but a pair can cost as much as a decent car.
> Perhaps he has seen some real results that do not show issues at 16 or 18 cores/socket, in which case they would be advantageous, if one can afford them. I am only going on what the manager of our cluster mentioned to me in his tests. But his tests were based on many different software packages, so perhaps Gromacs is less/not affected.
When running multiple jobs simultaneously on multi-core nodes, was pinning done
properly so the jobs don't interfere with one another?
Justin A. Lemkul, Ph.D.
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