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Re: [tlaplus] Scaling up model checking
On 27.08.19 09:37, dunlapg@xxxxxxxxx wrote:
> So I got my model to a point where it catches a lot of the things I want
> to catch. Modeling a single "slot" and two processes (never mind what
> that means) takes about 1 minute 20 seconds. Making it 2 slots and 3
> processes has so far taken my 8-thread workstation about 12 hours; and
> to be sure the model is race-free, I really want to run 3 slots and 3
> So I started looking into how to increase throughput. Among the bits of
> kit we have lying around for testing is a slightly older 48-thread box,
> and a more recent 400+ thread box (but Linux only knows how to use 64 of
> Unfortunately, I'm having trouble getting tlc to scale up to using these
> systems. Basically, if I go past 8 worker threads, the number of states
> generated actually goes down. And since the maximum clock rate of my
> desktop is actually higher than the maximum clock rate of the two
> massive-cpu boxen, the total throughput on the big boxes is lower than
> on my workstation.
> I've also tried running in -simluation mode. Allegedly this has been
> implemented (https://github.com/tlaplus/tlaplus/issues/147); but running
> with 24 worker threads, the java process never takes more than 120%
> (i.e., no more than one worker is actually active).
> It's more or less the same for two different JVMs: CentOS's OpenJDK
> 11.0.4, and Debian's OpenJDK 1.8.0_171 (from jessie-backports).
> Any suggestisons? Am I missing something obvious?
please share the command-line parameters you run TLC with.
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