how we can check that transiesta calculations are running in parallel

Asked by Rameshwar Lal Kumawat on 2017-11-27

Hi,
Actually, I'm using Siesta 4.0 for trasiesta calculation in parallel version. My calculation has 220 atoms (left-right electrode and scattering region), kindly tell me how I can check that transiesta is running in parallel?

Thanks

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Nick Papior (nickpapior) said : #1

If transiesta has been compiled with MPI then you are running transiesta in parallel.
Simply check that the header of the output contains:

PARALLEL version

And that is it.

Rameshwar Lal Kumawat (c2m) said : #2

Yes, it's showing

Siesta Version: siesta-4.0--530
Architecture : intel_mpi
Compiler flags: mpiifort -O2 -assume byterecl -g -traceback
PP flags : -DMPI -DTRANSIESTA -DTRANSIESTA
PARALLEL version
TRANSIESTA support

* Running on 8 nodes in parallel

right now its running Transiesta calculation and it has been completed 63 (transiesta) steps in 10 days. How much time should it take approx? when I have the total number of atoms 220. Please help in this regard?

plz see the last generated output snapshot...

ts-charge: 6.660 113.280 6.706 506.595 6.652 113.367 753.261
transiesta: 63 -30778.7457 -30762.3204 -30762.3736 1.52524 -5.7213

Thanks

Nick Papior (nickpapior) said : #3

You are asking a system dependent question.

Transiesta is not as fast as siesta.

If it has runned 63 steps and still has dDmax = 1.52... then you should probably play with the mixing coefficients.

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