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June 2nd, 2009

Building NAMD version 2.7b1 from source. See this benchmarks page for results.

First attempt was with UDP, icc, plus smp. Charm++ was built using

./build charm++ net-linux-x86_64 icc smp ifort -O -DCMK_OPTIMIZE

NAMD was build with

./config Linux-x86_64-icc --charm-arch net-linux-x86_64-ifort-smp-icc

after removing the static cxa stuff from the corresponding 'arch' file.

Note that a warning was issued by charm++ : Charm warning> Randomization of stack pointer is turned on in Kernel, run 'echo 0 > /proc/sys/kernel/randomize_va_space' as root to disable it. Thread migration may not work!

Second attempt was with TCP, icc plus smp. Charm++ didn't pass the megatest:

./build charm++ net-linux-x86_64 icc ifort smp tcp -O2 -DCMK_OPTIMIZE
./charmrun ++local +p4 ./pgm
------------- Processor 2 Exiting: Called CmiAbort ------------
Reason: Charm++ Error> +isomalloc_sync requires CmiBarrier() implemented.

Third attempt was the MPI version, again with icc & smp. Charm++ was built using:

./build charm++ mpi-linux-x86_64 smp mpicxx -O2 -DCMK_OPTIMIZE

NAMD was built with

./config Linux-x86_64-icc --charm-arch mpi-linux-x86_64-smp-mpicxx
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