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Subject: Re: [OMPI users] Issues on install 1.3.1
From: Gus Correa (gus_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-04-02 14:45:38


Hi Francesco, list

I was thinking of compatibility (and consistency)
rather than of performance.
I don't know about Debian, but on CentOS 5.2 x86_64
the 64-bit libnuma library lives at /usr/lib64,
and the 32-bit version on /usr/lib.

If you are trying to build 64-bit OpenMPI libraries with libnuma
support, it sounds to me that the natural path to choose is /usr/lib64.

Sorry, I don't have an answer about performance.
You may need to ask somebody else or google around
about the relative performance of 32-bit vs. 64-bit mode.

Gus Correa
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Gustavo Correa
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory - Columbia University
Palisades, NY, 10964-8000 - USA
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Francesco Pietra wrote:
> Gustavo:
> Does this imply that a compilation with "--with-libnuma=/usr/lib64"
> may afford better performance?
>
> Am asking that because in the meantime I have taken previous
> compilation of openmpi-1.2.6 and use it (one disk of raid1 died and I
> changed both with larger ones). If better performance I can try to
> replace openmpi with the latest version and libnuma pointing to 64.
>
> thanks
> francesco
>
>
> On Thu, Apr 2, 2009 at 6:10 PM, Gus Correa <gus_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> Hi Francesco, list
>>
>> Francesco:
>> Besides the typo that Jeff found on your
>> CXX definition, I would guess you want
>> --with-libnuma=/usr/lib64
>> (since your machine is amd64,
>> and you are using the 64-bit Intel compilers: cce, fce).
>> That is instead of --with-libnuma=/usr/lib (32-bit).
>> The /usr/lib64 path also works for other extra libraries
>> (e.g. Torque, Infiniband) on Linux x86_64.
>>
>> This is what I used on our AMD x86_64 with CentOS 5.2, and it works.
>>
>> My two cents,
>> Gus Correa
>> ---------------------------------------------------------------------
>> Gustavo Correa
>> Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory - Columbia University
>> Palisades, NY, 10964-8000 - USA
>> ---------------------------------------------------------------------
>>
>> Jeff Squyres wrote:
>>> On Apr 2, 2009, at 7:21 AM, Francesco Pietra wrote:
>>>
>>>> Hi:
>>>> With debian linux amd64 lenny I tried to install openmpi-1.3.1 instead
>>>> of using the executables openmpi-1.2.6 of previous disks. I configured
>>>> as for 1.2.6 (wrong ?)
>>>>
>>>> CC=/opt/intel/cce/10.1.015/bin/icc CXX=opt/intel/cce/10.1.015/bin/icpc
>>>>
>>> Don't you need a / in the beginning of the CXX definition?
>>>
>>>> F77=/opt/intel/fce/10.1.015/bin/ifort
>>>> FC=/opt/intel/fce/10.1.015/bin/ifort --with-libnuma=/usr/lib
>>>>
>>>> getting:
>>>>
>>>> checking whether using GNU C++ compiler .. yes
>>>>
>>>> dependency style icpc ... gcc3
>>>>
>>>> checking how to run C++ preprocessor ... /lib/cpp
>>>>
>>>> checking for compiler vendor ... intel
>>>>
>>>> cheching if C++ compiler works .. NO
>>>>
>>>> it is not clear to me to which compiler NO refers: gcc or intel? I
>>>>
>>> I would assume the C++ compiler is icpc since it's in your (abbreviated)
>>> output shown above.
>>>
>>>> would also appreciate very much a direction how to chech gcc and intel
>>>> C++ independently.
>>>>
>>> I'm not sure what you're asking here..? Open MPI's configure has 2
>>> independent sections checking characteristics of the C and C++ compilers.
>>>
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