Hi,
  You can do that with C++ also. Just for fun of it, I produced a little program for that; each process reads the whole
file and print the content to stdout. I hope this helps:
----
#include <mpi.h>
#include <iostream>
#include <fstream>
#include <string>
using namespace std;

int main (int argc, char* argv[]) {
  int rank, size;
  string line;
  MPI_Init (&argc, &argv);     
  MPI_Comm_size (MPI_COMM_WORLD, &size);       
  MPI_Comm_rank (MPI_COMM_WORLD, &rank);      
  ifstream txtFile("example.txt");
  if (txtFile.is_open()) {
    while ( txtFile.good() ) {
      getline (txtFile,line);
      cout << line << endl;
    }
    txtFile.close();
  }else {
    cout << "Unable to open file";
  }
  MPI_Finalize(); /*end MPI*/
  return 0;
}
----
With best regards,
-Belaid.




From: dtustudy68@hotmail.com
To: users@open-mpi.org
Date: Wed, 9 Mar 2011 22:08:44 -0700
Subject: Re: [OMPI users] Open MPI access the same file in parallel ?

Thanks, 

I only need to read the file. And, all processes only to read the file only once. 

But, the file is about 200MB. 

But, my code is C++. 

Does Open MPI support this ?

thanks


From: solarbikedz@gmail.com
Date: Wed, 9 Mar 2011 20:57:03 -0800
To: users@open-mpi.org
Subject: Re: [OMPI users] Open MPI access the same file in parallel ?

Under my programming environment, FORTRAN, it is possible to parallel read (using native read function instead of MPI's parallel read function).  Although you'll run into problem when you try to parallel write to the same file.

On Wed, Mar 9, 2011 at 8:45 PM, Jack Bryan <dtustudy68@hotmail.com> wrote:
Hi, 

I have a file, which is located in a system folder, which can be accessed by all parallel processes. 

Does Open MPI allow multi processes to access the same file at the same time ? 

For example, all processes open the file and load data from it at the same time. 

Any help is really appreciated. 

thanks

Jack

Mar 9 2011

 

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