[Pw_forum] Wall time vs. CPU time
Vo, Trinh (388C)
Trinh.Vo at jpl.nasa.gov
Sat Aug 28 23:02:07 CEST 2010
Thank you very much, Paolo.
On 8/28/10 11:54 AM, "Paolo Giannozzi" <giannozz at democritos.it> wrote:
> On Aug 28, 2010, at 20:14 , Vo, Trinh (388C) wrote:
>> For all my jobs, the wall time is usually significantly larger than
>> the CPU time
>> [...] I don¹t know what are the possible reasons that causes this
> 1) time spent in I/O
> 2) time spent in communications (in parallel execution)
>> What factors I should look at to fix this problem.
> 1) reduce I/O, or use fast I/O channels
> 2) faster communication hardware, or usage of parallelization
> levels requiring less communications.
> More in the user guide
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