[Beowulf] mpich vs hp mpi performance

Håkon Bugge hbugge at platform.com
Fri Sep 26 11:41:35 PDT 2008

At 19:47 26.09.2008, Joshua Baker-LePain wrote:

>DYNA has 2 main solver types -- explicit 
>(iteration based) and implicit (matrix 
>inversion, essentially).  If you're only using 
>one system and the explicit solver, then there's 
>no need for any MPI, as ls-dyna is multi-threaded.

I ran both SMP version and MPP version of ls-dyna 
on a dual-socket quad-core CloverTown. On the 
Neon refined revised data set, the SMP version 
achieved 25 jobs/24h. The MPP version achieved 36 
jobs/24h. Hence, if you're able to use the 
implicit solver, I advice you to use an MPI.

Thanks, Håkon

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