[Users] ET on AMD Epyc cores?
geraint.pratten at gmail.com
Tue Jan 21 03:03:05 CST 2020
Thanks for the quick reply! It certainly sounds like Epyc may be an
interesting and competitive option.
On Mon, 20 Jan 2020 at 18:19, Erik Schnetter <schnetter at cct.lsu.edu> wrote:
> Regarding BLAS: I recommend using OpenBLAS instead of MKL there (but
> haven't compared performance). There is a thorn
> ExternalLibraries/OpenBLAS (part of the ET, but not enabled by
> default) that interfaces to OpenBLAS and/or builds OpenBLAS if it is
> not already available on the system.
> I am not aware of any issues. Regarding benchmarking, thorn
> CactusUtils/Vectors supports SIMD vectorization, and it should already
> support Epyc. From the technical discussions on the web it seems that
> they should be well suited for the ET. In particular the large L1
> instruction cache should be quite beneficial.
> Thank you for the pointer to the Prace best Epyc practices.
> On Mon, Jan 20, 2020 at 11:50 AM Geraint Pratten
> <geraint.pratten at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi everyone,
> > Does anyone have any experience running on AMD Epyc cores? It seems that
> these are becoming quite trendy and I found a pretty decent best practice
> guide that Prace released
> > http://www.prace-ri.eu/best-practice-guide-amd-epyc
> > However, whenever I've compiled ET recently its typically been on Intel
> cores + Intel compiler + Intel MKL etc. However, Intel MKL is notorious for
> being subotpimal on non-Intel cores. Does anyone know of any possible
> issues that could arise when running ET on AMD Epyc cores? Similarly (and
> likely optimistically), has anyone had the chance to benchmark the
> performance of ET on the AMD cores?
> > Thanks!
> > Geraint
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> Erik Schnetter <schnetter at cct.lsu.edu>
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