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Pawel Pomorski

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University of Waterloo


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NAMD instructions


module unload openmpi
module load openmpi/intel/1.7.4
export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$LD_LIBRARY_PATH:/opt/sharcnet/intel/12.1.3/icc/composer_xe_2011_sp1.9.293/compiler/lib/intel64

OpenMPI 1.7.4 is compiled with CUDA support. Environment variable is needed to locate all the libraries at runtime.

Get all the required source files:

tar xvfz NAMD_2.9_Source.tar.gz 
cd NAMD_2.9_Source

Download and install precompiled TCL and FFTW libraries: (working in NAMD source directory)

 tar xzf fftw-linux-x86_64.tar.gz
 mv linux-x86_64 fftw
 tar xzf tcl8.5.9-linux-x86_64.tar.gz
 tar xzf tcl8.5.9-linux-x86_64-threaded.tar.gz
 mv tcl8.5.9-linux-x86_64 tcl
 mv tcl8.5.9-linux-x86_64-threaded tcl-threaded

Compile charm, choosing which parallelization is to be used (threaded, MPI, MPI-SMP):

tar xvf charm-6.4.0.tar 
cd charm-6.4.0

Compile charm - MPI build:

env MPICXX=mpicxx ./build charm++ mpi-linux-x86_64 --no-build-shared --with-production

Compile charm - MPI-SMP build:

env MPICXX=mpicxx ./build charm++ mpi-linux-x86_64 smp --no-build-shared --with-production

Compile charm - threaded build:

./build charm++ multicore-linux64 --no-build-shared  --with-production

Configure NAMD and compile (with CUDA support enabled) - replace CHARM_ARCHITECTURE with one of the three options above:

./config  Linux-x86_64-icc   --charm-arch CHARM_ARCHITECTURE --with-cuda --cuda-prefix /opt/sharcnet/cuda/5.5.22/toolkit/
cd Linux-x86_64-icc

Test charm if needed:

From the directory charm is in,

cd architecture_directory/tests/charm++/megatest
make pgm
mpirun -n 4 ./pgm