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Subject: Re: [OMPI users] Building MPI on Windows
From: Jeff Squyres (jsquyres_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-06-13 16:56:15


Yes, I guess it is fair to say that Windows is definitely a secondary platform for Open MPI. :-(

What would be great is if some people could write up a set of cohesive docs for the Windows stuff. Someone mentioned some prereq's earlier in this thread that are probably not well documented because all of us POSIX-ish people just assume them (e.g., having ssh installed).

And then provide some guidance on how to compile and link with the OMPI binaries in Visual Studio (or whatever the normal thing is on the Windows platform). And if you want to build OMPI from source, guidance on how to do so (it sounded like someone cited something long out of date earlier in this thread -- are those out-of-date docs still hanging around somewhere? If so, we should eliminate/update them!).

I'm not a Windows-based developer myself, so I really have little to offer here.

But if some of you Windows people can get together and write up a good README and/or set of FAQ questions, I'll be happy to put them together and put the README in SVN and/or the FAQ questions on the web site.

On Jun 13, 2012, at 4:40 PM, Trent Creekmore wrote:

> Well, you can now see why I gave up on trying to get to it function with Windows.
> I would say work with Linux and using the guide I did, to at least get you started on doing some work instead of wasting a lot of time working on that.
> If you want it to function with Windows that badly just keep working on it in spare time. Meanwhile get to coding now using the method I told you.
>
>
> From: users-bounces_at_[hidden] [mailto:users-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of VimalMathew_at_[hidden]
> Sent: Wednesday, June 13, 2012 3:23 PM
> To: users_at_[hidden]
> Subject: Re: [OMPI users] Building MPI on Windows
>
> Yes, did that too.
>
> --
> Vimal
> From: users-bounces_at_[hidden] [mailto:users-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Trent Creekmore
> Sent: Wednesday, June 13, 2012 4:21 PM
> To: 'Open MPI Users'
> Subject: Re: [OMPI users] Building MPI on Windows
>
> I meant the actual files, not including folders.
> But you won’t need to Bin files,
>
> From: users-bounces_at_[hidden] [mailto:users-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of VimalMathew_at_[hidden]
> Sent: Wednesday, June 13, 2012 3:13 PM
> To: users_at_[hidden]
> Subject: Re: [OMPI users] Building MPI on Windows
>
> I put all the folders (bin, include, etc, lib and share) in the root folder of the project. No success.
> Tried adding all the .h files in include in the Header files folder under the Project in VS. Still no go.
>
> --Vimal
>
> From: users-bounces_at_[hidden] [mailto:users-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Trent Creekmore
> Sent: Wednesday, June 13, 2012 3:52 PM
> To: 'Open MPI Users'
> Subject: Re: [OMPI users] Building MPI on Windows
>
> I find the easiest way to know if LIB and DLL function correctly, and avoiding confusion on correct setup is it just drop them all in the root directory of your project. VS should see them upon load of that project.
>
> From: users-bounces_at_[hidden] [mailto:users-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of VimalMathew_at_[hidden]
> Sent: Wednesday, June 13, 2012 2:47 PM
> To: users_at_[hidden]
> Subject: Re: [OMPI users] Building MPI on Windows
>
> Yes, and then I added the libraries folder in Visual Studio under Project Properties>Linker>General>Additional Library Directories.
> I tried compiling simple ‘Hello World’’ code and I get an error message saying ‘Cannot open <mpi.h>: No such file or directory.
>
> What step am I missing?
>
> --
> Vimal
>
> From: users-bounces_at_[hidden] [mailto:users-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Damien
> Sent: Wednesday, June 13, 2012 3:43 PM
> To: Open MPI Users
> Subject: Re: [OMPI users] Building MPI on Windows
>
> Once you've run the installer, you'll have a set of OpenMPI debug and release dlls, libraries to link to and the necessary include files. If you're installing the 64-bit version, it will end up here by default:
>
> C:\Program Files (x86)\OpenMPI_v1.6-x64
>
> Damien
>
> On 13/06/2012 1:35 PM, VimalMathew_at_[hidden] wrote:
> What do I do after I run it?
>
> --
> Vimal
>
> From: users-bounces_at_[hidden] [mailto:users-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Ralph Castain
> Sent: Wednesday, June 13, 2012 3:32 PM
> To: Open MPI Users
> Subject: Re: [OMPI users] Building MPI on Windows
>
> I'm not a Windozer, so I can't speak to the port for that platform. However, the conversation here seems strange to me. Have you actually read the instructions on the open-mpi.org web site?
>
> Looks pretty simple to me. You download the .exe installer for either 32 or 64 bits, and run it. You don't build OMPI from source - the distro contains everything you need to just run.
>
> See:
>
> http://www.open-mpi.org/software/ompi/v1.6/
>
> for the software and some Windows notes.
>
>
> On Jun 13, 2012, at 1:20 PM, Trent Creekmore wrote:
>
>
> I just gave up and stuck with Unix/Linux. Eclipse IDE offers a very nice plugin for developing and debugging MPI code named Parallel Tools Platform. Something not available in Visual Studio, except for similar one made by Intel, but I believe you have to use their compiler.
>
> You could always run Eclipse remotely from any Windows OS using a Secure Shell client and Xming (A Windows based X Server). That is what I do, and no more wasting time trying to get OMPI trying to run on Windows.
>
> From: users-bounces_at_[hidden] [mailto:users-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of VimalMathew_at_[hidden]
> Sent: Wednesday, June 13, 2012 2:09 PM
> To: users_at_[hidden]; users_at_[hidden]
> Subject: Re: [OMPI users] Building MPI on Windows
>
> I've tried the Cygwin way.
> Been hitting roadblocks for a week now. I've just uninstalled everything and started from scratch again.
>
> --
> Vimal
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: users-bounces_at_[hidden] on behalf of Trent Creekmore
> Sent: Wed 6/13/2012 2:47 PM
> To: 'Open MPI Users'
> Subject: Re: [OMPI users] Building MPI on Windows
>
> This may, or may not be helpful, but I have tried the Windows offerings. I have never gotten anything to function was expected. Compiling, or the available binaries. I think they just don't work at all.
>
>
>
> My suggestion which I feel would be easier, and less headache way would be to install something like CygWin, which would give you a Unix/Linux like environment running under Windows.
>
> You would only need to compile it in CygWin just like the Linux/Unix docs say to do.
>
>
>
> I don't know if anyone else has done it this way or not.
>
>
>
>
>
> From: users-bounces_at_[hidden] [mailto:users-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of VimalMathew_at_[hidden]
> Sent: Wednesday, June 13, 2012 1:32 PM
> To: users_at_[hidden]
> Subject: [OMPI users] Building MPI on Windows
>
>
>
> Hi,
>
>
>
> I'm trying to follow the ReadMe file to build OpenMPI on Windows:
>
>
>
> Step 1: Untar the contrib/platform/win32/ompi-static.tgz tarball in the root directory of the Open MPI distribution.
>
> I do not have ompi-static.tgz in the mentioned path.
>
>
>
> Step 2: Go in the ompi/datatype subdirectory in the Open MPI distribution and copy the following:
>
> datatype_pack.c to datatype_pack_checksum.c
>
> datatype_unpack.c to datatype_unpack_checksum.c
>
> I do not see these files in the mentioned path.
>
>
>
> Step 4: Open the Open MPI project (.sln file) from the root directory of the distribution.
>
> I don't have a .sln file anywhere
>
>
>
> Help anyone? Shiqing?
>
>
>
> Thanks,
>
> Vimal
>
>
>
> From: users-bounces_at_[hidden] [mailto:users-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of VimalMathew_at_[hidden]
> Sent: Wednesday, June 13, 2012 11:21 AM
> To: fan_at_[hidden]
> Cc: users_at_[hidden]
> Subject: Re: [OMPI users] Help with buidling MPI(Error: mpi.h not found)
>
>
>
> I did make uninstall. I also deleted the folders of the other implementation.
>
> I ran ./configure and make all install.
>
> At the end of the make I saw a bunch of errors for the makefiles. I've attached the .log and .out files.
>
>
>
> Please tell me if I'm on the right track.
>
>
>
> Thanks,
>
> Vimal
>
>
>
> From: Shiqing Fan [mailto:fan_at_[hidden]]
> Sent: Wednesday, June 13, 2012 9:37 AM
> To: Mathew, Vimal
> Cc: Open MPI Users
> Subject: Re: [OMPI users] Help with buidling MPI(Error: mpi.h not found)
>
>
>
> Hi Vimal,
>
> I'm not sure how you can uninstall the other one, may be 'make uninstall' from the source? Or you may also ask in their mailing list.
>
> Another solution might use the full path for the executables, like "c:\Program Files\OpenMPI_v1.6-win32\bin\mpicc hello.c" or under Cygwin: "/cygdrive/c/Program\ Files/OpenMPI_v1.6-win32/bin/mpicc.exe hello.c".
>
> Of course, I suggest to get rid of the other MPI implementation.
>
> Shiqing
>
>
> On 2012-06-13 3:17 PM, VimalMathew_at_[hidden] wrote:
>
> Hi Shiqing,
>
>
>
> I installed the LAN/MPI implementation first then the Open MPI implementation.
>
> Could this be the problem? If yes, how do I get rid of the LAN/MPI implementation?
>
>
>
> Thanks,
>
> Vimal
>
>
>
> From: Shiqing Fan [mailto:fan_at_[hidden]]
> Sent: Wednesday, June 13, 2012 4:49 AM
> To: Open MPI Users
> Cc: Mathew, Vimal
> Subject: Re: [OMPI users] Help with buidling MPI(Error: mpi.h not found)
>
>
>
> Hi Vimal,
>
> The output looks strange. If you use the installer under Cygwin, mpicc shouldn't try to link with liblammpio.* or any library in /usr/local/lib. So I guess the mpicc is messed up with some previously installed MPI implementations. Could you please verify that 'which mpicc' is the one you installed?
>
> Anyway, here I sent some screen shots that how it should look like under Cygwin.
>
> 1 - run command 'mpicc chello.c'
>
> 2 - run command 'mpicc chello.c -o chello'
>
> Regards,
> Shiqing
>
>
>
> On 2012-06-12 8:44 PM, VimalMathew_at_[hidden] wrote:
>
> I ran OpenMPI_v1.6-1_win64.exe.
> Now I get this message:
> C9995799_at_SOUMIWHP5003567 ~/openmpi-1.6
> $ mpicc hello.c -o hello
> WARNING: mpicc expected to find liblammpio.* in /usr/local/lib
> WARNING: MPI-2 IO support will be disabled
> gcc: hello.c: No such file or directory
> mpicc: No such file or directory
> --
> Vimal
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: users-bounces_at_[hidden] [mailto:users-bounces_at_[hidden]] On
> Behalf Of Jeff Squyres
> Sent: Tuesday, June 12, 2012 2:30 PM
> To: Open MPI Users
> Subject: Re: [OMPI users] Help with buidling MPI(Error: mpi.h not found)
>
> Probably easier to just run the Open MPI binary installer.
>
>
> On Jun 12, 2012, at 2:24 PM, <VimalMathew_at_[hidden]> <mailto:VimalMathew_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>
>
> So I simply download and run OpenMPI_v1.6-1_win64.exe?
> Or is there a way to fix the Fortran compiler?
>
> --
> Vimal
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: users-bounces_at_[hidden] [mailto:users-bounces_at_[hidden]]
> On Behalf Of Jeff Squyres
> Sent: Tuesday, June 12, 2012 2:20 PM
> To: Open MPI Users
> Subject: Re: [OMPI users] Help with buidling MPI(Error: mpi.h not
> found)
>
> It does not look like you successfully built Open MPI -- it looks like
>
>
>
> Open MPI's configure script aborted because your Fortran compiler
> wasn't
> behaving:
>
> -----
> checking if Fortran 77 compiler supports COMPLEX*16... yes checking
> size of Fortran 77 COMPLEX*16... 16 checking alignment of Fortran
> COMPLEX*16... 8 checking if Fortran 77 compiler supports COMPLEX*32...
> no checking for max Fortran MPI handle index... ( 0x7fffffff <
> 2147483647 ? 0x7fffffff : 2147483647 ) checking Fortran value for
>
> .TRUE.
>
> logical type... configure: error: Could not determine value of Fortran
>
>
>
> .TRUE.. Aborting.
> -----
>
> Anything that happened after that is somewhat irrelevant because Open
> MPI didn't configure properly.
>
> Looking in config.log, I see why:
>
> -----
> configure:44290: checking Fortran value for .TRUE. logical type
> configure:44386: gcc -DNDEBUG -g -O2 -finline-functions
> -fno-strict-aliasing -I. -c conftest.c
> configure:44393: $? = 0
> configure:44403: gfortran -o conftest conftest.o conftestf.f
> /usr/lib/gcc/i686-pc-cygwin/4.5.3/../../../../i686-pc-cygwin/bin/ld:
> reopening conftest.exe: Device or resource busy
>
> /usr/lib/gcc/i686-pc-cygwin/4.5.3/../../../../i686-pc-cygwin/bin/ld:
> final link failed: Device or resource busy
> collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
> configure:44410: $? = 1
> configure:44427: error: Could not determine value of Fortran .TRUE..
> Aborting.
> -----
>
> All this may be irrelevant, though, because it looks like you're
> building on Windows.
>
> In that case, you might well want to just download the OMPI Windows
> binaries. I don't know offhand if we support building on Windows with
>
>
>
> the normal configure / make methodology; we normally use cmake to
> build from source on Windows.
>
>
>
> On Jun 12, 2012, at 1:25 PM, <VimalMathew_at_[hidden]> <mailto:VimalMathew_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>
>
> Hi,
>
> I was directed to the OpenMPI website from the Boost Libraries page
> to
>
> install an MPI Installation.
>
> I've followed all the steps in the installation guide to configure
> and
>
> build MPI. When I try to compile the hello.c program which contains
> <mpi.h>.
>
> I get an error message saying mpi.h does not exist I've attached the
> config.log, config.out, make.out , ompi_info all and make-install.out
>
> files.
>
>
> Any help will be greatly appreciated!
>
> Thanks,
> Vimal Mathew
>
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