On Oct 31, 2007, at 11:47 AM, Karsten Bolding wrote:
> Does OpenMPI detect if procceses share memory and hence do not
> communicate via sockets.
>> But if you lie to Open MPI and tell it that there are more processors
>> than there really are, we may not recognize that the machine is
>> oversubscribed and therefore not call yield(). Hence, performance
>> will *really* go down the drain.
> and if I don't give any hints - just start my 13 jobs on 4 cores where
> the load balancing is done based on CPU-requirement (this could
> also be
> on 4 single-core processors where jobs can't be swapped) - that is in
> principle OK?
Yes, it should be; Open MPI should detect that you're oversubscribed
and set itself to yield() during polling in the MPI library.