[Beowulf] Scaling issues on Xeon E5-2680
tegner at renget.se
Sun Feb 28 08:01:45 PST 2016
we are using openmpi-1.10.2, and I believe bind-to core and socket are
on by default here. Openmpi is built using
gcc is used throughout.
Code should be using RDMA. I have verified that infiniband performance
(using openmpi-1.10.2) is what is to be expected (through
mpitests-osu_bw and mpitest_osu_latency).
Hugepagesize haven't been touched ("grep Hugepagesize /proc/meminfo"
gives 2048 kB). Is this something worth changing?
numa_hit 6288694 1193663
numa_miss 0 0
numa_foreign 0 0
interleave_hit 66539 66287
local_node 6288301 1126078
other_node 393 67585
on one of the nodes - but these numbers seems to be fairly
representative for the nodes. However, haven't used numastat before, and
maybe it should be used simultaneously as the job is running (which it
On 02/28/2016 04:30 PM, cbergstrom at pathscale.com wrote:
> Do you have CPU affinity enabled? Is this omp + MPI? Which compilers and flags. Give more details about the software stack
> Original Message
> From: Jon Tegner
> Sent: Sunday, February 28, 2016 22:28
> To: beowulf at beowulf.org
> Subject: [Beowulf] Scaling issues on Xeon E5-2680
> have issues with performance on E5-2680. Each of the nodes have 2 of
> these 12 core CPUs on SuperMicro SuperServer 1028R-WMR (i.e., 24 cores
> on each node).
> For one of our applications (CFD/OpenFOAM) we have noticed that the
> calculation runs faster using 12 cores on 4 nodes compared to when using
> 24 cores on 4 nodes.
> In our environment we also have older AMD hardware (nodes with 4 CPUs
> with 12 cores each), and here we don't see these strange scaling issues.
> System is CentOS-7, and communication is over FDR Infiniband. BIOS is
> recently updated, and hyperthreading is disabled.
> Feel a bit lost here, and any hints on how to proceed with this are
> greatly appreciated!
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