Re: Low performance in SMwST simulations

From: Giacomo Fiorin (
Date: Fri Aug 26 2022 - 03:29:20 CDT

Hello Mukerrem, this is probably due to using functions that aren't

Can you post a link to the documentation/tutorial/etc that you used as
basis to prepare your SMwST input, to know how best to fill the gaps?


This message discusses the usage of Colvars, a software library that is
distributed with NAMD, but is independently developed and maintained.
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On Thu, Aug 25, 2022 at 10:35 PM Mükerrem Tüfekçioğlu <> wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> I have been running simulations using the String Method with Swarms of
> Trajectories, and have been getting unexpected low performance when using
> newer processors.
> Using 2000 Intel E5-2680v4 cores, I am getting the same number of
> iterations per hour as when I am using 4000 Intel Xeon 6248R cores. We
> suspect this might be due to different MPI modules available for the two
> different systems, but this idea didn’t lead to solutions. The individual
> simulation log files have the correct number of cores allocated for each of
> them, so it’s not the case that the jobs are using the same number of cores.
> I don’t know if this is important, but the MD system in question consists
> of ~180,000 atoms, with 50 images and a total of 1000 replicas.
> Any help is appreciated, thank you very much.
> Mukerrem

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