Increasing nb of cores per node degrade drastically the performance of cp2k.popt

Maria Shadrina shadr... at gmail.com
Wed Jul 13 00:37:36 CEST 2011


The CPU is Intel-Xeon-E5462 (Harpertown). Is that normal situation for
this type of xeon processors?

Best regards, Maria.


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> this happens a lot with CPUs that have very limited memory bandwith.
> the quickstep algorithm is very demanding in terms of memory bandwidth.
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> what type of xeon processors exactly? that makes all the difference.
> the 56xx (westmere) and 55xx (nehalem) series ones for example have
> _much_ more memory bandwidth than 54xx (harpertown) series ones.
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> cheers,
>      axel.



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