[Beowulf] [owner-chemistry@ccl.net: CCL:G: parallel G03 in Linux cluster]

Jess Cannata jac67 at georgetown.edu
Fri Mar 17 11:08:32 PST 2006


Eugen Leitl wrote:

>Hello Everybody,
>
>I am planning to buy sixteen AMD64 Athlon dual core machines (with 
>Linux) for running G03 in parallel. They will be connected by ethernet. 
>I never have any experience in running gaussian with Linux cluster.  So 
>my questions are the following:
>
>1.  Can G03 be run parallel in the above configuration?
>2. Do you need to have Linda for running parallel in the above 
>configuration?
>  
>
You need Linda to run G03 in parallel.

>3. Do you recommend any other processor?
>  
>
We run G03 on both Xeon and Opteron Beowulf Clusters and are very 
pleased with the Opterons.

>4. Which brand of Linux is good for running G03 parallel?
>  
>
This depends on whether you have the binary or source code version. If 
you use the binaries, you should follow Gaussian's recommendations. We 
run G03 (64-bit) on SuSE 9.0 and RedHat AS 4 without any problems.

>5. Pals sharer your experience with  running G03 parallel in Linux 
>cluster (like tricks, problems, failure etc).
>  
>
Good luck! G03 can be finicky.

Jess

>Thanks in advance
>Debasis
>
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