[Beowulf] Network benchmark - MPI

Tony Travis ajt at rri.sari.ac.uk
Thu Jul 1 17:25:49 PDT 2004

Jonathan Michael Nowacki wrote:

> Just wondering, if their is a benchmark or program that I can use to test
> the maximum bandwidth of a cluster from node to node, or all nodes
> communicating to the master node.  I'm thinking any kind of bandwidth test
> will do, but the purpose is to see how much traffic a 40 node cluster can
> take when running MrBayes (a MPI program).

Hello, Jon.

I can't help with the benchmark, but I'm also looking at the performance 
of MrBayes on a 32-node 100Base-T openMosix cluster. I've found that it 
runs 'best' on four nodes. I've tried 1, 2, 4, 8, 16 nodes and 250000 
generations. I'd be interested to hear about other people's experience 
of running MrBayes on multiple processors?

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