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Subject: Re: [OMPI devel] Using BLCR tools to checkpoint Open MPI applications
From: Josh Hursey (jjhursey_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-08-02 09:13:03


Thanks for the great work on this integration. I filed a ticket for
the problem areas that you highlighted with the Open MPI side of the
integration so we do not lose track of them.

Hopefully we will get some cycles to address these issues in the near term.


On Wed, Jul 27, 2011 at 3:52 PM, Eric Roman <ERoman_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> Dear Open MPI Developers,
> We've been working on using Torque's checkpoint/restart support, along with BLCR
> and Open MPI's C/R support, to perform C/R on parallel jobs running under
> Torque.  The main issue here is that Open MPI requires the use of
> ompi-checkpoint and ompi-restart commands to checkpoint the application, but
> Torque uses cr_checkpoint and cr_restart to checkpoint job scripts, so an
> adapter is required between the two interfaces.  I've written a small program,
> called cr_mpirun, that meets this purpose.
> This code is now available on the BLCR web site that should enable you to use
> BLCR cr_checkpoint and cr_restart commands to checkpoint Open MPI applications.
> You can download it at the following URL:
> This code can be used fairly reliably to invoke cr_checkpoint and cr_restart on
> Open MPI applications.  In turn, this enables you to use Torque's
> checkpoint/restart support on parallel jobs.  I've tested mainly with qhold and
> qrls, but have also experimented with using Maui's preemptee and preemptor
> classes.
> This release is intended as a development release, meaning that this release is
> not suitable for general production use, but should be used for testing.  There
> are a number of issues that need to be worked out, and we need feedback from
> Torque and Open MPI developers, and from users interested in testing or filing
> bug reports.
> There is a list of known issues documented in the BUGS file in the release.
> There are HOWTO files in the release that describe the implementation,
> workarounds for current problems, and usage of cr_mpirun.
> Thanks for your interest.
> Sincerely,
> Eric Roman
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Joshua Hursey
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Oak Ridge National Laboratory