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Old   March 3, 2009, 13:10
Default Dear forum, I have some job
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Dear forum,

I have some jobs running on our Opteron Myrinet cluster. Convergence is fine but jobs are dam slow. I see nearly no speedup to runs on ethernet workstations and I am wondering if OpenMPI uses Mrinet quite fine. I have built it with mx-Support. We have an average of about 5 min/Iteration (about 10-15 Pressure steps per Iterations, fine) whereas FLUENT needs about 30 seconds for an iteration on same CPU-Number and same mesh.
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Old   March 3, 2009, 16:04
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Are you sure the processes were distributed to the cluster nodes and they are not all running the node you launched mpirun from?

If this is a linux cluster, log into one of the remote nodes you explicitly told them to run on and check the running processes using top or ps. If you are using a queuing/scheduling software (PBS, SGE, etc) find where it sent the processes and perform the preceding.
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Old   March 3, 2009, 16:58
Default Hi Chris, yes I did that. T
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Hi Chris,

yes I did that. They run as they should. The only thing I am doing so far is not distributing the data to the local nodes but running this from a nfs-share. However, this should only influence writing-time of backup-data.
Difference to FLUENT is OpenMPI vs. HP-MPI.

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Old   March 4, 2009, 10:16
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OpenMPI will not have Myrinet support by default. You will have to recompile OpenMPI with Myrinet support for it to work properly. Or just use HP-MPI, that works too (although you will have to buy a licence).
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Old   March 4, 2009, 10:41
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Eugene,

I know this I added the OpenMPI-Myrinet Support. If I run on our workstations (no Myrinet) I get an error about missing myrinet-modules. I do not get this error on our cluster where myrinet is present. However, performance is poor and I get not feedback (except missing error-message) if myrinet is used but I suppose not.
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Old   March 5, 2009, 04:59
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Here are zwo Iterations from the log:

Time = 71

DILUPBiCG: Solving for Ux, Initial residual = 0.000235829, Final residual = 4.2349e-06, No Iterations 2
DILUPBiCG: Solving for Uy, Initial residual = 0.00219142, Final residual = 6.32653e-05, No Iterations 2
DILUPBiCG: Solving for Uz, Initial residual = 0.00128352, Final residual = 1.65462e-05, No Iterations 2
GAMG: Solving for p, Initial residual = 0.00667156, Final residual = 5.49445e-06, No Iterations 9
time step continuity errors : sum local = 3.54209e-06, global = -1.48371e-07, cumulative = -0.00037855
DILUPBiCG: Solving for epsilon, Initial residual = 0.067249, Final residual = 1.9244e-10, No Iterations 1
bounding epsilon, min: -100901 max: 1.417e+09 average: 32636.2
DILUPBiCG: Solving for k, Initial residual = 2.33946e-06, Final residual = 2.33946e-06, No Iterations 0
ExecutionTime = 19028.4 s ClockTime = 19082 s

Time = 72

DILUPBiCG: Solving for Ux, Initial residual = 0.000234464, Final residual = 4.19113e-06, No Iterations 2
DILUPBiCG: Solving for Uy, Initial residual = 0.00216742, Final residual = 6.50005e-05, No Iterations 2
DILUPBiCG: Solving for Uz, Initial residual = 0.00127756, Final residual = 1.62209e-05, No Iterations 2
GAMG: Solving for p, Initial residual = 0.00666254, Final residual = 5.60993e-06, No Iterations 9
time step continuity errors : sum local = 3.61005e-06, global = -1.35679e-07, cumulative = -0.000378685
DILUPBiCG: Solving for epsilon, Initial residual = 0.0692427, Final residual = 2.30982e-10, No Iterations 1
bounding epsilon, min: -46613.7 max: 1.40629e+09 average: 32421.4
DILUPBiCG: Solving for k, Initial residual = 2.45671e-06, Final residual = 2.45671e-06, No Iterations 0
ExecutionTime = 19214.4 s ClockTime = 19268 s

This is more than 3 Minutes for one iteration. Is this ok for a case with about 26 Million cells running on 32 Opteron CPU 2220 with Myrinet-Interconnect. I feel it is much to slow..

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Old   March 5, 2009, 05:22
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Ok, this problem was caused by insufficient solver settings.

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Old   March 5, 2009, 17:17
Default BastiL, would you mind sharing
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BastiL, would you mind sharing what you had to change in the solver settings?

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Old   March 5, 2009, 17:38
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Yes I had nIterFinestLevel for the preconditioner set to high value.
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