[Beowulf] specific motherboard???
gerry.creager at tamu.edu
Fri Dec 7 20:46:44 PST 2007
Nothing hard but our subjective evaluation running WRF and MM5 showed a
notable improvement in overall wall-clock time-to-completion.
Mark Hahn wrote:
>> DX38BT have a 82566DC Gigabit controller, that isn't capable of jumbo
>> (frame size is limited to 1500 bytes).
>> But S3200SH have a 82566 controller too and a 82541PI that support jumbo
>> frames up to 16kb (probably your switch will support frames up to 10kb).
> do you have any data showing that jumbo frames will make a significant
> difference? yes, they will reduce interrupt-handling overhead (and perhaps
> other overheads), but those tend to be fairly minor concerns on modern,
> obscenely-fast cores...
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