RE: [AMBER-Developers] incompatible processor requirements in parallel tests

From: Volodymyr Babin <>
Date: Thu, 18 Feb 2010 23:02:10 -0500 (EST)

> test.parallel
> Tests that can run on any number of cpus.
> test.2cpu
> Tests that only run on 2 cpus.
> test.4cpu
> Tests that only run on 4 cpus.
> etc. Of course this doesn't deal with the fact that a lot of the test
> cases
> will run on up to 4 cpus say and that is all but happily run on 1,2,3 or 4
> cpus. The current approach that some test cases have, which is to skip the
> test if the number of cpus is not compatible is a bad idea I think since
> this just results in these test cases never being run.

I fully agree -- it is simple, explicit, easy to understand and
better than skipping tests.



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