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Subject: Re: [OMPI users] Question about RDMA
From: Jeff Squyres (jsquyres_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-06-05 20:17:27

Note that "eager" RDMA is only used for short messages -- it's not
really relevant to whether the same user buffers are re-used or not
(the mpi_leave_pinned parameter for long messages is only useful if
long buffers are re-used). See this FAQ item:

For benchmarks (like SKAMPI) that re-use long buffers, you might want
to use the mpi_leave_pinned MCA parameter:

On Jun 5, 2008, at 9:47 AM, Gabriele Fatigati wrote:

> Hi,
> i'm testing SKaMPI Benchmark on IBM Blade System over Infiniband.
> Current version of OpenMPI is 1.2.6
> I have tried to disable RDMA setting btl_openib_use_eager_rdma = 0.
> But, i have noted that, in MPI collectives execution time, there are
> few difference beetween RDMA active and none. Before tests, I
> expected that with RDMA off, excecution time was more long.
> So, i suppose that SKaMPI benchmark does continues reallocation of
> buffers that forbid benefits of RDMA protocol. Indeed, if initial
> buffer address change every time, we have to do very much
> registration of memory pages afterwards decay of perfomance.
> I used RDMA pipeline protocol. This protocol should makes no
> assumption about the application reuse of source and target buffers.
> But, is it every true?
> Parameters net are explained below.
> MCA btl: parameter "btl_openib_mpool" (current value: "rdma")
> MCA btl: parameter "btl_openib_ib_max_rdma_dst
> _ops" (current value: "4")
> MCA btl: parameter "btl_openib_use_eager_rdma" (current value: "1")
> MCA btl: parameter "btl_openib_eager_rdma_threshold" (current value:
> "16")
> MCA btl: parameter "btl_openib_max_eager_rdma" (current value: "16")
> MCA btl: parameter "btl_openib_eager_rdma_num" (current value: "16")
> MCA btl: parameter "btl_openib_min_rdma_size" (current value:
> "1048576")
> MCA btl: parameter "btl_openib_max_rdma_size" (current value:
> "1048576")
> --
> Gabriele Fatigati
> CINECA Systems & Tecnologies Department
> Supercomputing Group
> Via Magnanelli 6/3, Casalecchio di Reno (BO) Italy
> Tel: +39 051 6171722
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Jeff Squyres
Cisco Systems