[Fwd: HD speed ??]

From: Mark Abraham (Mark.Abraham_at_anu.edu.au)
Date: Sun Apr 30 2006 - 12:28:04 CDT

Of course. Any time you write output it has to go to disk somewhere (OK,
via a memory buffer). Writing to node-local disk and retrieving it at
the end of the job will be faster than writing to a network disk.
However unless your job makes extensive use of memory paging, if you
don't write to node-local disk then the local disk speed will be almost


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: namd-l: HD speed ??
Date: Sun, 30 Apr 2006 11:13:36 +0300
From: Georgios Papadopoulos <papg_at_chem.auth.gr>
Reply-To: Georgios Papadopoulos <papg_at_chem.auth.gr>
To: namd-l <namd-l_at_ks.uiuc.edu>

Dear fellows,

do you think that in a cluster the hard disk speed of each node (not of
the master)
can affect the performance of NAMD ?

Thanks in advance


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