[AMBER-Developers] writers of parallel tests

From: Scott Brozell <sbrozell.rci.rutgers.edu>
Date: Fri, 19 Feb 2010 02:57:48 -0500


Now is a good time to reiterate that features requiring x parallel
processors should have tests for 1 through x numbers of processors.
These tests serve several purposes, notably:
validating that the feature fails gracefully,
and documenting the parallel requirements of the feature.

Writers going the extra mile could have these test cases emit terse
messages reminding users of the feature to run tests with at least x
parallel processors.

thanks to everyone that contributed to the thread:
Subject: RE: [AMBER-Developers] incompatible processor requirements in
        parallel tests



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