Re: AMBER: OpenMPI on MacBook Pro -- problems

From: Mike Summers <>
Date: Fri, 2 Mar 2007 15:36:07 -0500


make test-parallel worked fine on a different MacBook in the lab, so I must
have something setup wrong on my laptop. I'll get back to you later after
I have a chance to sort this out.


On Fri, Mar 02, 2007 at 09:36:28AM -0800, David A. Case wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 02, 2007, Mike Summers wrote:
> > I'm having a strange problem using Amber9 with OpenMPI-1.1.4 on a MacBook Pro
> > I have no problem running in MPI mode on our linux cluster, which has only 1G
> > memory per node (compared to 2 G on the MacBook).
> Mike:
> Just to be sure: are you saying that the *same* job fails on the Mac but runs
> correctly on the Linux cluster? And does this job work OK in serial but not
> in parallel?
> Does the Mac version pass the test suite in parallel?
> How many atoms are in your system?
> [On a more general note, your system looks pretty dangerous (and may be
> related to the error message you got). You are running at
> constant pressure, but starting with irest=0. This is dangerous unless you
> actually have equilibrated coordinates -- the general rule is to equilibrate
> at constant volume, then use a restart to switch to constant pressure. Also,
> the job plans to cool the system down to 0K at the end; this probably won't
> work with constant pressure, since the calculation of pressure is very
> unstable at low temperature. For this and other reasons, simulated annealing
> runs that cool down to 0K generally don't work well for explicit solvent
> simulations.
> Another wild guess: You file names are things like "capwat...". Do you want
> to just solvate part of the system? If so, set ntb=0 and use the fcap
> parameter.]
> ...good luck...dave
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