Re: Gempak build with PGI compilers

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> On Sparcs, my experience is that by compiling non-parallelized (non-threaded) 
> programs without SMP flags - they run a lot faster.  As Solaris (or HP-UX) 
> lends less ability to look "under the hood", I cannot explain why this is the 
> case.

Yes this is what we saw.  Maybe you can answer another question as I am new to 
multi-CPU
machines.  Even with the non-SMP option compile a single GEMPAK script will run 
slower on the E6500
than it will on an ordinary Ultra 10 (440Mhz vs. 400Mhz).  If you look at top 
while the script is
running on the E6500 you will see it "hopping" between CPUs..which of course 
slows it down.
Is there a way to prevent this?

Thanks.

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>
> Stonie
> On Sat, 25 August 2001, Robert Mullenax wrote:
>
> >
> > "Neil R. Smith" wrote:
> >
> > Neil,
> >
> > I don't know about the Portland compilers but we built GEMPAK on our Sun
> > E6500
> > (12 CPUs) with the Sun FORTE -xparallel option and it ran slower than a
> > version
> > compiled with standard optimization.  Which leads to be believe GEMPAK
> > is not
> > parallelized.  Can someone confirm or deny this?  Has anyone benefitted
> > on GEMPAK with multi-CPUs?
>
> Stonie R. Cooper
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