[Beowulf] Slection from processor choices; Requesting Giudence
deadline at clustermonkey.net
Sun Jun 18 08:41:02 PDT 2006
>> >> desktop (32 bit PCI) cards. I managed to get 14.6 HPL GFLOPS
>> >> and 4.35 GROMACS GFLOPS out of 8 nodes consisting of hardware
>> > ...
>> >> As a point of reference, a quad opteron 270 (2GHz) reported
>> >> 4.31 GROMACS GFLOPS.
>> > that's perplexing to me, since the first cluster has semp/2500's,
>> > right? that's a 1.75 GHz K8 core with 128K L2 and 64b memory
>> > interface. versus the same number of 2.0 GHz, 1M cores each with
>> > 4x 128b memory. I really wouldn't expect them to be that close -
>> > any speculation on why GROMACS runs so poorly on the much better
>> > SMP machine?
>> <googling for motherboard specs>
>> Aha, Socket 462. The Semprons he used are K7 based.
> OK, even more so - how does an even older cpu with lower clock,
> slower memory and only gigabit interconnect beat a quad-opt.
> it seems like some other factors were determining performance.
Well I cannot speak for how the quad opteron ran the code. All
I went by was the number reported on the GROMACS page. I am
curious myself. BTW, I recently tested GROMACS on a 3.2G PentD
Presler (7.57 GFLOPS on 8 processors with one core each, 10.84 GFLOPS on 8
processors with two cores each - 16 cores total) White paper is
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