[gmx-users] Minimal PCI Bandwidth for Gromacs and Infiniband?
mark.j.abraham at gmail.com
Mon Mar 12 09:39:01 CET 2018
GROMACS doesn't much care about bandwidth, but rather message latency and
message injection rate (which in some cases depends on what else is sharing
the network). For those, even high quality gigabit ethernet *can* be good
enough, so likely any Infiniband product will be just fine. Unfortunately
we don't have access to any resource that would permit us to gather
On Mon, Mar 12, 2018 at 9:09 AM Simon Kit Sang Chu <simoncks1994 at gmail.com>
> Hi everyone,
> Our group is also interested in purchasing cloud GPU cluster. Amazon only
> supplies GPU cluster connected by 10Gb/s bandwidth. I notice this post but
> there is no reply by far. It would be nice if someone give any clue.
> 2018-03-06 1:31 GMT+08:00 Daniel Bauer <bauer at cbs.tu-darmstadt.de>:
> > Hello,
> > In our group, we have multiple identical Ryzen 1700x / Nvidia GeForce
> > 1080 GTX computing nodes and think about interconnecting them via
> > InfiniBands.
> > Does anyone have Information on what Bandwidth is required by GROMACS
> > for communication via InfiniBand (MPI + trajectory writing) and how it
> > scales with the number of nodes?
> > The mainboards we are currently using can only run one PCIe slot with 16
> > lanes. When using both PICe slots (GPU+InfiniBand), they will run in
> > dual x8 mode (thus bandwidth for both GPU and InfiniBand will be reduced
> > to 8 GB/s instead of 16 GB/s). Now we wonder if the reduced bandwidth
> > will hurt GROMACS performance due to bottlenecks in GPU/CPU
> > communication and/or communication via InfiniBand. If this is the case,
> > we might have to upgrade to new mainboards with dual x16 support.
> > Best regards,
> > Daniel
> > --
> > Daniel Bauer, M.Sc.
> > TU Darmstadt
> > Computational Biology & Simulation
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> > 64287 Darmstadt
> > bauer at cbs.tu-darmstadt.de
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