[gmx-users] Simulation Across Mulitple Nodes with GPUs and PME
ckutzne at gwdg.de
Wed Dec 19 11:43:26 CET 2018
> On 18. Dec 2018, at 18:04, Zachary Wehrspan <zwehrspan at gmail.com> wrote:
> I have a quick question about how GROMACs 2018.5 distributes GPU resources
> across multiple nodes all running one simulation. Reading the
> documentation, I think it says that only 1 GPU can be assigned to the PME
That is correct. The PME grid part cannot be parallelized over multiple
> Is it then true if I had 10 nodes each with 4 GPUs all working
> on the same simulation only one GPU of the 40 total could be working on the
> PME calculation?
> Or could each node contribute 1 GPU to the PME
In a setup with 40 GPUs it will likely be a bottleneck to have the PME
grid computations computed on one of the GPUs. It is probably faster
to not offload the PME grid part to a GPU, but instead run it on
the CPUs, where it can be parallelized.
> Any help would be gratefully received.
> Zachary Wehrspan
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