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From: Jayanta Roy (jroy_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-10-23 13:46:49


I have tried with lamboot with a host file where odd-even nodes will talk
within themselves using eth0 and talk across them using eth1. So my
transfer runs @ 230MB/s at starting. But after few transfers rate falls
down to ~130MB/s and after long run finally comes to ~54MB/s. Why this
type of network slowing down with time is happenning?


On Mon, 23 Oct 2006, Durga Choudhury wrote:

> Did you try channel bonding? If your OS is Linux, there are plenty of
> "howto" on the internet which will tell you how to do it.
> However, your CPU might be the bottleneck in this case. How much of CPU
> horsepower is available at 140MB/s?
> If the CPU *is* the bottleneck, changing your network driver (e.g. from
> interrupt-based to poll-based packet transfer) might help. If you are
> unfamiliar with writing network drivers for your OS, this may not be a
> trivial task, though.
> Oh, and like I pointed out last time, if all of the above seem OK, try
> putting your second link to a separate PC and see if you can gate twice the
> throughput. If so, then the ECMP implementation of your IP stack is what is
> causing the problem. This is the hardest one to fix. You could rewrite a few
> routines in ipv4 processing and recompile the Kernel, if you are familiar
> with Kernel building and your OS is Linux.
> On 10/23/06, Jayanta Roy <jroy_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Sometime before I have posted doubts about using dual gigabit support
>> fully. See I get ~140MB/s full duplex transfer rate in each of following
>> runs.....
>> mpirun --mca btl_tcp_if_include eth0 -n 4 -bynode -hostfile host a.out
>> mpirun --mca btl_tcp_if_include eth1 -n 4 -bynode -hostfile host a.out
>> How to combine these two port or use a proper routing table in place host
>> file? I am using openmpi-1.1 version.
>> -Jayanta
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Jayanta Roy
National Centre for Radio Astrophysics | Phone : +91-20-25697107
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research | Fax : +91-20-25692149 Pune
University Campus, Pune 411 007 | e-mail : jroy_at_[hidden]