Performance evaluation

Brian Haymore brian at
Fri Sep 20 15:39:55 PDT 2002

We run mm5 jobs here at the Univ of Utah.  In our initial tests we found
mm5 to need a lower latency network then ethernet seems to offer.  We
currently run over Giganet's VIA hardware at a 2x speedup over our
initial runs over ethernet.  We also tested Myrinet, though an older rev
then the 2000 product, and found similar speedups.  I can get you more
detailed info if you need it, let me know.

On Fri, 2002-09-20 at 15:02, Paul English wrote:
> We are running MM5 on a 12 node, 24 processor cluster. It does not seem to 
> be running at full capacity and I'd like to figure out where we can get 
> the most bang/buck on performance improvements. The network is currently 
> only single 10/100, although the motherboards (Tyan S2462 w/ dual onboard 
> 3c920) have a second 10/100 interface. 
> I need to look at:
> 	How saturated is the network?
> 	Do I need to double (2nd 10/100) or multiply by 10 (gigabit) the throughput?
> 	Is the problem latency based?
> Thanks,
> Paul
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Brian D. Haymore
University of Utah
Center for High Performance Computing
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