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Subject: Re: [OMPI users] Building MPI on Windows
From: VimalMathew_at_[hidden]
Date: 2012-06-14 10:19:13


Sorry Damien, my mistake.

Selected the wrong version of VS.

 

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From: users-bounces_at_[hidden] [mailto:users-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of VimalMathew_at_[hidden]
Sent: Thursday, June 14, 2012 10:10 AM
To: users_at_[hidden]
Subject: Re: [OMPI users] Building MPI on Windows
 
Hi Damien,
 
Thanks for the detailed instructions!
Here’s my progress:
 
1)  Download this:  http://www.open-mpi.org/software/ompi/v1.6/downloads/openmpi-1.6.tar.gz <http://www.open-mpi.org/software/ompi/v1.6/downloads/openmpi-1.6.tar.gz> 
Done
2)  Extract that to somewhere on your hard drive.  My path was C:\projects6\openmpi-1.6.  I renamed it to C:\projects6\openmpi-1.6-64.  You can use 7-Zip to extract tgz archives on Windows.
Extracted to C:\OMPI\openmpi-1.6
3)  Start the CMake GUI.  Set the source and build directories.  Mine were C:/projects6/openmpi-1.6-64 and C:/projects6/openmpi-1.6-64/build
Does it matter where I run CMake from? I’ve put Cmake-2.8.8-win32-x86 in C:\OMPI\openmpi-1.6
4)  Press Configure.  Say Yes if it asks you to create the build directory.
Done
5)  Look at the generator view that comes up.  I chose Visual Studio 9 2008 Win64 but you can select whatever you have on your system.  Click Specify Native Compilers.  This will make sure you get the right compilers.
I chose Visual Studio 9 2008 Win64.
In the C and C++ compiler, I put "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0\VC\bin\amd64\cl.exe".  You can navigate to which one you have.
I have “C:/Program Files (x86)/Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0/VC/bin/cl.exe”
In the Fortran compiler, I put "C:/Program Files (x86)/Intel/Composer XE 2011 SP1/bin/intel64/ifort.exe".  You can navigate to which one you have.
I do not have a Fortran compiler
Press Finish once you have selected the compilers and the config will start.  Takes a couple of minutes on my laptop.
I get an error message saying: Error in configuration process. Project files may be invalid
I’ve attached the text that the CMake GUI generated for the error.
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From: users-bounces_at_[hidden] [mailto:users-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Damien
Sent: Wednesday, June 13, 2012 5:38 PM
To: Open MPI Users
Subject: Re: [OMPI users] Building MPI on Windows
 
Vimal,
Here's how to build OpenMPI with Visual Studio and CMake.  These are exact steps.
1)  Download this:  http://www.open-mpi.org/software/ompi/v1.6/downloads/openmpi-1.6.tar.gz
2)  Extract that to somewhere on your hard drive.  My path was C:\projects6\openmpi-1.6.  I renamed it to C:\projects6\openmpi-1.6-64.  You can use 7-Zip to extract tgz archives on Windows.
3)  Start the CMake GUI.  Set the source and build directories.  Mine were C:/projects6/openmpi-1.6-64 and C:/projects6/openmpi-1.6-64/build
4)  Press Configure.  Say Yes if it asks you to create the build directory.
5)  Look at the generator view that comes up.  I chose Visual Studio 9 2008 Win64 but you can select whatever you have on your system.  Click Specify Native Compilers.  This will make sure you get the right compilers.
In the C and C++ compiler, I put "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0\VC\bin\amd64\cl.exe".  You can navigate to which one you have.
In the Fortran compiler, I put "C:/Program Files (x86)/Intel/Composer XE 2011 SP1/bin/intel64/ifort.exe".  You can navigate to which one you have.
Press Finish once you have selected the compilers and the config will start.  Takes a couple of minutes on my laptop.
First things first.  If you want a Release build, you have to change a CMake setting.  The 5th line down in the red window will say CMAKE_BUILD_TYPE.  Change the text (type it in) to say Release if you want a Release build, otherwise the final install step won't work.
Also, further down the red window there's some options you should change.  Scroll down through that window, there's a lot to choose from.  I usually check OMPI_RELEASE_BUILD, OMPI_WANT_F77_BINDINGS and OMPI_WANT_F90_BINDINGS.  OMPI_WANT_CXX_BINDINGS should already be checked.  (Note to Jeff & Shiqing: We should probably work out a good set of standard choices if there are others on top of these).
6)  Press Configure again, and CMake will go through identifying the Fortran compiler if you asked for Fortran bindings and a few other things.  It should work fine with the options above.
7)  Assuming that it was fine, press Generate.  That produces an OpenMPI.sln project for Visual Studio, it's in whatever directory you specified as your build directory.
8)  Open the sln in Visual Studio.  Open the Properties of "Solution 'OpenMPI'".  Look at Configuration Properties - Configuration.  Check the Configuration button at the top, it might say Debug, but it should say Release if you changed CMAKE_BUILD_TYPE earlier.  If it says Debug, change the drop-down to Release.  Click OK.  Then open the Properties again and make sure what you selected is right, otherwise change it, press OK again.  Visual Studio does that sometimes.
9)  Moment of Truth.  Right-click on "Solution 'OpenMPI'" and select Build Solution.  The compile should start.
10)  Wait.
11)  Wait some more.
12)  Grab a snack (or a beer.....), this will take a while, 15-20 minutes.
13)  If the build was successful (it should be), there's one last step.  Right-click on the INSTALL sub-project and click Build.  That will organise the header files, libraries and binaries into a set of directories, under whatever directory you said your source is in with CMake.  On mine it was C:\projects6\openmpi-1.6\installed.  In there you'll see bin, include, lib and share directories.  That's a complete OpenMPI build with everything you need.
If you'd like to try this and provide feedback, we can tweak the instructions until they're bulletproof.  I can help you build with whatever compilers you have on your system, just post back to the list.  I don't do Cygwin though.  Doing HPC on Windows is weird enough.....  :-)
Damien
On 13/06/2012 1:35 PM, VimalMathew_at_[hidden] wrote: 
What do I do after I run it?
 
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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.
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-----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
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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?
        
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        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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