LAM/MPI was able to checkpoint/restart an entire MPI job as you
mention. Open MPI is now able to checkpoint/restart as well. In the
past week I added to the Open MPI trunk a LAM/MPI-like checkpoint/
restart implementation. In Open MPI we revisited many of the design
decisions from the LAM/MPI development and improved on them quite a
bit. At the moment there is no documentation on how to use it (egg on
my face actually). I'm working on developing the documentation, and I
will send a note to the users list once it is available.
On Mar 21, 2007, at 1:18 PM, Thomas Spraggins wrote:
> To migrate processes, you need to be able to checkpoint them. I
> believe that LAM-MPI is the only MPI implementation that allows this,
> although I have never used LAM-MPI.
> Good luck.
> Tom Spraggins
> On Mar 21, 2007, at 1:09 PM, Mohammad Huwaidi wrote:
>> Hello folks,
>> I am trying to write some fault-tolerance systems with the
>> following criteria:
>> 1) Recover any software/hardware crashes
>> 2) Dynamically Shrink and grow.
>> 3) Migrate processes among machines.
>> Does anyone has examples of code? What MPI platform is recommended
>> to accomplish such requirements?
>> I am using three MPI platforms and each has it own issues:
>> 1) MPICH2 - good multi-threading support, but bad fault-tolerance
>> 2) OpenMPI - Does not support multi-threading properly and cannot
>> have it trap exceptions yet.
>> 3) FT-MPI - Old and does not support multi-threading at all.
>> Any suggestions?
>> Mohammad Huwaidi
>> We can't resolve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used
>> when we created them.
>> --Albert Einstein
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