adjusted background load

From: Roman Petrenko (rpetrenko_at_gmail.com)
Date: Sat Sep 20 2008 - 10:13:08 CDT

Dear all,
if I use a cluster with architecture of 5 nodes with 4 ppn, and submit
a job like
$PBS -lnodes=5:ppn=3
what does "adjusted background load" line mean in the namd.log file?
Does it mean that i am better off running on just 9 cpus?

Info: Initial time: 15 CPUs 0.0688819 s/step 0.398622 days/ns 7376 kB memory
LDB: LOAD: AVG 0.61705 MAX 2.86843 MSGS: TOTAL 28 MAXC 4 MAXP 7 None
Info: Adjusted background load on 9 nodes.
LDB: LOAD: AVG 0.663957 MAX 0.796657 MSGS: TOTAL 32 MAXC 4 MAXP 9 Alg7
LDB: LOAD: AVG 0.663957 MAX 0.697153 MSGS: TOTAL 34 MAXC 4 MAXP 10 Alg7
Info: Initial time: 15 CPUs 0.0659417 s/step 0.381607 days/ns 7376 kB memory
LDB: LOAD: AVG 0.704192 MAX 0.819288 MSGS: TOTAL 34 MAXC 4 MAXP 10 None
LDB: LOAD: AVG 0.704192 MAX 0.718228 MSGS: TOTAL 34 MAXC 4 MAXP 10 Refine
Info: Initial time: 15 CPUs 0.0470883 s/step 0.272501 days/ns 7376 kB memory

-- 
Roman Petrenko.
Physics Department
University of Cincinnati

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