!!!! device memory allocation error

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!!!! device memory allocation error

Postby fdahm » Tue Aug 30, 2011 11:34 am

I was using magma 1.0 rc5 for a couple of month.
now i 've switched to the final release, i got "!!!! device memory allocation error (magma_zhetrd) " as soon as i call magmaf_zheevd,
(i checked, i call cublasInit properly before and i use very small matrix sizes)
(the testing also fail for:
testing_zheevd ==> !!!! device memory allocation error (magma_zhetrd)
testing_zheevd_gpu ==> !!!! device memory allocation error (magma_zheevd_gpu)
testing_zhegvd ==> !!!! device memory allocation error (magma_zheevd_gpu)
but works for magma_zhetrd, zhetrd_gpu

And it seems that on my Tesla T10 based cluster, zpotrf_gpu doesn't work either (the only time i tested it with rc5, i got incorrect results)
device 0: Tesla T10 Processor, 1440.0 MHz clock, 4095.8 MB memory
device 1: Tesla T10 Processor, 1440.0 MHz clock, 4095.8 MB memory
testing_zpotrf_gpu -N 1024
N CPU GFlop/s GPU GFlop/s ||R||_F / ||A||_F
Argument 6 of magma_zpotrf had an illegal value.
1024 9.16 159422.58 2.685846e+01
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Re: !!!! device memory allocation error

Postby fdahm » Wed Aug 31, 2011 8:56 am

I've partially solve the problem.
I think these allocation error are related to a known bug between icc and cublas:

cuda 4 release notes say:
* (Linux) There is a known bug in ICC with respect to passing 16-byte aligned types by value to GCC-built code such as the CUDA Toolkit libraries e.g. CUBLAS. At this time, passing a double2 or cuDoubleComplex or any other 16-byte aligned type by value to GCC-built code from ICC-built code will pass incorrect data. Intel has been informed of this bug. As a workaround, a GCC-built wrapper function that accepts the data by reference from the ICC-built code can be linked with the ICC-built code; the GCC-built wrapper can then, in turn, pass the data by value to the CUDA Toolkit libraries.

Do magma developpers were aware of this bug?
Since i build magma with icc and mkl (to get highest hybrid performance), it's not surprising i get errors.
The error i mentionned in the first topic occurs in every double complex routines with cuda 3.2, but only on zgemm with cuda4.

does anyone encounter similar issue and found a workaround?
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