[gmx-users] info about gpus
Moir, Michael (MMoir)
MMoir at chevron.com
Fri Feb 1 03:30:00 CET 2019
With a motherboard that doesn't split the PCI-E bandwidth, I get a 20% improvement in computation speed with 2 GPUs. Whether or not you think this is worth the extra $, I leave that up to you! My system is: i9-9900K, ASUS WS Z390 Pro motherboard, 2x 1070ti GPUs, 32 MB 3200 MHz RAM. With my modest system of about 100,000 atoms, I go from 30 ns/day with 1 GPU, to 36 ns/day with 2 GPUs. -ntmpi 4 -npme 1 -pme gpu -nb gpu, all other combinations of -ntmpi give inferior results with 2 GPUs compared to 1 GPU. I am using Gromacs-2019. It is also important to use the fastest memory you want to afford. The amount of memory is not important but the speed is.
From: Moir, Michael (MMoir)
Sent: Thursday, January 31, 2019 9:44 AM
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I'm investigating that myself. If your motherboard splits the bandwidth between your PCI-E slots then there is no advantage to having 2 GPUs for a GPU like the 1080. I have just upgraded to a better motherboard that does not split the bandwidth but I am not finished my testing. Going to the 2080 offers a 40% increase in speed over the 1080 in terms of raw computing power but it is unclear that it is worth the extra $.
From: gromacs.org_gmx-users-bounces at maillist.sys.kth.se <gromacs.org_gmx-users-bounces at maillist.sys.kth.se> On Behalf Of Stefano Guglielmo
Sent: Thursday, January 31, 2019 9:14 AM
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Subject: [**EXTERNAL**] [gmx-users] info about gpus
I am tryin to set a new workstation and I would like to know if there is a
significant improvement in performance with two gpus (gtx 1080 ti or rtx
2080) rather than just one, and eventually with which cpu/ram requisite.
Thanks in advance for any advice and suggestions
Stefano GUGLIELMO PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicinal Chemistry
Department of Drug Science and Technology
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10125 Turin, ITALY
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