[molpro-user] Molpro 2008 - clearspeed
fred.manby at bristol.ac.uk
Thu Oct 30 14:11:25 GMT 2008
The ClearSpeed-accelerated DFT program in Molpro is working but not
yet quite ready for general use. In the next release there will be
proper documentation and the interface will work in some sensible way.
If you would like to try the unfinished product just for testing
purposes, we would be happy to help you set up some calculations --
just reply to me rather than to the list and we will fix you up with
some instructions and working input files.
On 30 Oct 2008, at 13:19, Lorenzo Gontrani wrote:
> Hello all..
> We have recently installed a couple of Clearspeed accelerator boards
> in our Opteron nodes..
> I compiled the 2008.1 version with the instructions found in the
> (-clearspeed and -clearspeedbase option at configure time).
> During the building phase, the Cn sources were compiled, and the main
> executable was produced in the binaries directory, as well as a file
> csdfti.csx (no errors reported during "make").
> I tuned the code as usual (make tuning), ran the tests (all
> successful) and
> then tried to run the benchmarks.
> Apparently, there is no advantage at all (elapsed times are worse,
> in the clearspeed version, if compared to the normal (host) version.
> Am I missing something? How should the code be invoked?
> According to an example I found on the site
> and supposing that the clearspeed options were implemented in DFT
> (benchmarks on big molecular systems are reported on the internet),
> I tried to "play" with the environment variable
> CS_BLAS_HOST_ASSIST_PERCENTAGE, but it definetly had no effect. I
> tried other
> tests (non DFT) also, with the same result.
> Where can I find help and information on this issue? Who could I ask
> Thanks a lot
> Lorenzo Gontrani
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Dr Fred Manby
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School of Chemistry, University of Bristol
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