[Beowulf] newb question - help with NUMA + mpich2 + GPUs

Micha michf at post.tau.ac.il
Mon Feb 20 17:52:03 EST 2012


Sorry if this is inappropriate here. I'm finally growing from clusters
of single CPUs to a machine with multiple CPUs, which means that I need
to start taking note of NUMA issues. I'm looking for information on how
to achieve that with mpi under linux. I'm currently using mpich2, but I
don't mind switching if needed.

Things are actually more complex as this is a mixed GPU/GPU (CUDA)
system so I'm also looking for how to effectively transfer data between
GPUs siting on different PCIe slots and find the affinity between GPUs
and CPUs. Also at what stage is the support for using MPI to copy
between GPUs?

Thanks for any pointers


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