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Subject: Re: [OMPI users] OpenMPI on intel core 2 duo machine for parallelcomputation.
From: Chembeti, Ramesh (S&T-Student) (rc2nf_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-02-28 18:09:06


Dear Mr. Palen

Thank you very much for your instant reply. I will let you know if I
face any problem in future.

Ramesh

-----Original Message-----
From: users-bounces_at_[hidden] [mailto:users-bounces_at_[hidden]] On
Behalf Of Brock Palen
Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2008 4:51 PM
To: Open MPI Users
Subject: Re: [OMPI users] OpenMPI on intel core 2 duo machine for
parallelcomputation.

On Feb 28, 2008, at 5:32 PM, Chembeti, Ramesh (S&T-Student) wrote:

>
> Dear All,
>
> I am a graduate student working on molecular dynamic simulation. My
> professor/adviser is planning to buy Linux based clusters. But
> before that he wanted me to parallelize a serial code on molecular
> dynamic simulations and test it on a intelcore 2 duo machine with
> fedora 8 on it. I have parallelised my code in fortran 77 using
> MPI. I have installed OpenMPI and compiling the code using mpif77 -
> g -o code code.f

I would make sure to always use some sort of optimizer

mpif77 -O2 -o code code.f
atleast, higher (-O3, -fastsse) if it gives the right results, look
up your compiler docs.

> and running it using
> mpirun -np 2 ./code. I have a couple of questions to ask you:
> 1. Is it possible to use a duo core or any multi core machine for
> parallel computations?

Yes a core is really another cpu, duel core is just two cpus packed
(with some changes) into a single socket so to MPI it is the same as
a duel cpu machine. We use duel socket duel core all the time
(mpirun -np 4 app) all the time.

> 2. Is that a a right procedure to run a parallel job as explained
> above?(using mpif77 -g -o code code.f and running it using
> mpirun -np 2 ./code)

Yes this is correct, Once you have more than one node you will need
to somehow tell mpirun use host x and host y, but right now it just
assumes 'localhost' which is correct.

Check out: http://www.open-mpi.org/faq/?category=running

> 3. How do I know my code is being run on both the processors.(I am
> a chemical engineering student and new to computational aspects)

Run 'top' you should see two processes, one for each cpu at 100%,
there should be a system summary at the top that gives you a percent
for the entire machine make sure idle is 0%.

> 4. If what I have done is wrong can anyone please explain me how to
> do it?

Nope looks like a good start, always check out man pages

man mpirun

If you guys have cluster guys on campus is best not to spend your
time being admins, have some Unix SA's run the cluster and you focus
on your science. But thats my opinion (and observations).

>
> Here is my CPU details:
> processor : 0
> vendor_id : GenuineIntel
> cpu family : 6
> model : 15
> model name : Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E6750 @ 2.66GHz
> stepping : 11
> cpu MHz : 2000.000
> cache size : 4096 KB
> physical id : 0
> siblings : 2
> core id : 0
> cpu cores : 2
> fpu : yes
> fpu_exception : yes
> cpuid level : 10
> wp : yes
> flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge
mca
> cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe
> syscall lm constant_tsc arch_perfmon pebs bts rep_good pni monitor
> ds_cpl vmx smx est tm2 ssse3 cx16 xtpr lahf_lm
> bogomips : 5322.87
> clflush size : 64
> cache_alignment : 64
> address sizes : 36 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
> power management:
>
> processor : 1
> vendor_id : GenuineIntel
> cpu family : 6
> model : 15
> model name : Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E6750 @ 2.66GHz
> stepping : 11
> cpu MHz : 2000.000
> cache size : 4096 KB
> physical id : 0
> siblings : 2
> core id : 1
> cpu cores : 2
> fpu : yes
> fpu_exception : yes
> cpuid level : 10
> wp : yes
> flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge
mca
> cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe
> syscall lm constant_tsc arch_perfmon pebs bts rep_good pni monitor
> ds_cpl vmx smx est tm2 ssse3 cx16 xtpr lahf_lm
> bogomips : 5319.97
> clflush size : 64
> cache_alignment : 64
> address sizes : 36 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
> power management:
>
>
> Thank you
> Ramesh
>
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Brock Palen
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