we succeed in building several version of openmpi from 1.2.8 to 1.4.3
with Intel composer XE 2011 (aka 12.0).
However we found a threshold in the number of cores (depending from
the application: IMB, xhpl or user applications
and form the number of required cores) above which the application
hangs (sort of deadlocks).
The building of openmpi with 'gcc' and 'pgi' does not show the same
There are any known incompatibilities of openmpi with this version of
The characteristics of our computational infrastructure are:
Intel processors E7330, E5345, E5530 e E5620
CentOS 5.3, CentOS 5.5.
Intel composer XE 2011
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