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Old 11-19-2013, 01:45 PM   #16
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PCI2 3.0 with consumer motherboard


Sorry, test data were lacking on my previous post as I was at a painful tablet borrowed from a student of mine.

Now sitting at a desktop,I can show that, while number crunching, linux sees both GPUs as follows for one of them:

02:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GK104 [GeForce GTX 680] (rev a1) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
Subsystem: NVIDIA Corporation Device 0969
Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
Latency: 0
Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 16
Region 0: Memory at fa000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16M]
Region 1: Memory at c0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=128M]
Region 3: Memory at c8000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=32M]
Region 5: I/O ports at e000 [size=128]
[virtual] Expansion ROM at fb000000 [disabled] [size=512K]
Capabilities: [60] Power Management version 3
Flags: PMEClk- DSI- D1- D2- AuxCurrent=0mA PME(D0-,D1-,D2-,D3hot-,D3cold-)
Status: D0 NoSoftRst+ PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=0 PME-
Capabilities: [68] MSI: Enable- Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+
Address: 0000000000000000 Data: 0000
Capabilities: [78] Express (v2) Endpoint, MSI 00
DevCap: MaxPayload 256 bytes, PhantFunc 0, Latency L0s unlimited, L1 <64us
ExtTag+ AttnBtn- AttnInd- PwrInd- RBE+ FLReset-
DevCtl: Report errors: Correctable- Non-Fatal- Fatal- Unsupported-
RlxdOrd+ ExtTag+ PhantFunc- AuxPwr- NoSnoop+
MaxPayload 256 bytes, MaxReadReq 512 bytes
DevSta: CorrErr- UncorrErr- FatalErr- UnsuppReq- AuxPwr- TransPend-
LnkCap: Port #0, Speed 8GT/s, Width x16, ASPM L0s L1, Latency L0 <1us, L1 <4us

ClockPM+ Surprise- LLActRep- BwNot-
LnkCtl: ASPM Disabled; RCB 64 bytes Disabled- Retrain- CommClk+
ExtSynch- ClockPM+ AutWidDis- BWInt- AutBWInt-
LnkSta: Speed 8GT/s, Width x16, TrErr- Train- SlotClk+ DLActive- BWMgmt- ABWMgmt-

DevCap2: Completion Timeout: Range AB, TimeoutDis+, LTR-, OBFF Not Supported
DevCtl2: Completion Timeout: 50us to 50ms, TimeoutDis-, LTR-, OBFF Disabled
LnkCtl2: Target Link Speed: 8GT/s, EnterCompliance- SpeedDis-
Transmit Margin: Normal Operating Range, EnterModifiedCompliance- ComplianceSOS-
Compliance De-emphasis: -6dB
LnkSta2: Current De-emphasis Level: -6dB, EqualizationComplete+, EqualizationPhase1+
EqualizationPhase2+, EqualizationPhase3+, LinkEqualizationRequest+
Capabilities: [b4] Vendor Specific Information: Len=14 <?>
Capabilities: [100 v1] Virtual Channel
Caps: LPEVC=0 RefClk=100ns PATEntryBits=1
Arb: Fixed- WRR32- WRR64- WRR128-
Ctrl: ArbSelect=Fixed
Status: InProgress-
VC0: Caps: PATOffset=00 MaxTimeSlots=1 RejSnoopTrans-
Arb: Fixed- WRR32- WRR64- WRR128- TWRR128- WRR256-
Ctrl: Enable+ ID=0 ArbSelect=Fixed TC/VC=01
Status: NegoPending- InProgress-
Capabilities: [128 v1] Power Budgeting <?>
Capabilities: [600 v1] Vendor Specific Information: ID=0001 Rev=1 Len=024 <?>
Capabilities: [900 v1] #19
Kernel driver in use: nvidia
.......

When not number crunching, LnKSta goes down.

Kernel driver was 319.00, OS GNU Debian amd64 jessie. Experts in hardware can judge if the GPUs are working as they should on a shared mem machine.

Correspondigly, the speed burst was ca 13 percent (for molecular dynamics with a system of 500,000 atoms, using a code (namd) where, at each step, the calculation shifts from the GPU (long range) to the CPU (energy), through RAM). Because of this, I expected much more from PCIe 3.0.

All that for consumer stuff. When using the GPU machine at the computer center, with torus interconnections, then the power of the GPUs comes better out. However, to spare money, we try to carry out on our shared mem machines what does not require separate physical nodes. When these are needed, for replica exchange molecular dynamics, the shared mem machines can not be used.
thanks
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Old 11-19-2013, 01:47 PM   #17
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PCIe 3.0 on consumer motherboard

Driver 319.00 above should be read 319.60
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