There have been many postings about openmpi-default-hostfile on the
list, but I haven't found one that answers my question, so I hope
you won't mind one more.
When I use mpirun, openmpi-default-hostfile does not appear to get
used. I've added three lines to the default host file:
'node0' is the local (master) host.
If I explicitly list the hostfile in the mpirun command, everything
works correctly. E.g.
mpirun -np 15 -hostfile
works correctly - hello_c gets run using all three nodes.
However, if I don't specify the hostfile, only the local node,
node0, is used. E.g.
mpirun -np 15 hello_c
creates all 15 processes on node0. I was under the impression that
all machines listed in openmpi-default-hostfile should get used by
default. Is that correct?
Unfortunately I can't use the hostfile command line option. I'm
going to be using a mpi app (npRmpi) that doesn't let me pass params
to mpirun. So I need all my nodes used by default.
openmpi 1.4.3, built from source.
OS: Debian lenny (but the Debian openmpi package is NOT
Installation dir: /home/omu/openmpi
The default host file has pathname
I've set two envirnmental variables to support open mpi:
Are there any other environmental variables that need to be set?
I'd appreciate any suggestions about this.